Hillary Morris, Senator Lee Rhiannon and members of the public at the launch 12/02/16
Senator Lee Rhiannon and Robertson candidate Hillary Morris put forward their vision for the Central Coast at the Woy Woy CWA hall last Friday, at the start of their federal campaign for Robertson.
The Senator, who is also up for re-election in the federal senate, launched Councillor Morris’ campaign for the seat of Robertson.
“Hilary is a great representative of her local community. I have been campaigning with her for over a decade. I am looking forward to campaigning with her on key federal issues like climate change, housing affordability and refugees over the coming months,” said Senator Rhiannon.
Hillary brings a clear vision to work on creating new opportunities for job growth around renewable energy, passive recreation, ecotourism, agricultural initiatives and the arts.
Hillary is disappointed that the current Federal Member has paid scant regard to the community’s aversion to the controversial location and design of the ATO office, which is on the grounds of the former primary school and is not sympathetic to its local heritage.
Hillary is also a strong believer in public education and is firmly against the current HELP scheme because it burdens graduates with a large debt, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Hillary’s launch was presented by the Greens Dobell candidate Abigail Boyd, who is a specialist in global financial regulation.
Abigail spoke about the importance of creating a fairer tax system, investing in health and education, and providing affordable housing, which is at crisis levels in Dobell.
“I want the people of Dobell to know that there is an alternative to Liberal and Labor,” said Ms Boyd.
“The Greens have been the only real opposition in parliament for the last two and a half years – we’ve been dragging the old parties into the 21st century. I’m really excited to get out with our message and bring people along with us,” said Ms Boyd.
Senator Rhiannon will be launching Abigail’s campaign at 7.00pm Tuesday, 16 February at Tuggerah Lakes Community Centre, 1 Bay Village Rd, Bateau Bay.
CENTRAL COAST GREENS
MEDIA RELEASE 14 FEBRUARY 2016