In response to Alan Veacock’s Letter (23 December, 2022):
There are points Alan makes with which I agree. Chief amongst them is that the incumbent Greens member for Ballina underrepresents and divides us.
Can one major piece of local infrastructure the Greens have delivered for the Ballina electorate be named? Any new schools? Any hospital upgrades? Funding for more police? It’s time for action and outcomes.
I offer a young, energetic, socially progressive and fiscally responsible candidacy to the Ballina electorate. I represent common-sense policy for our community that balances the environment, people, and economy.
I bring innovative policy ideas guided by what I have seen work in real life. One (simplified) example is a three-year lease on newly built properties that provides an option to purchase the property at the end of that agreement. The rent paid over the lease is deducted from the market value purchase price. The program would be targeted at the most vulnerable in our community.
Finally, I’d like to respectfully correct what Alan said with some facts: with a swing of just 4.9 per cent, a vote for me as your Nationals candidate will result in a Nationals win. Winning is within reach. So, with your vote and putting the Greens last, let’s get the job done!