Thursday, 16 February 2012

Michael Schilling from the Cardinia, Casey Dandenong Greens

My name is Michael Schilling. I am the convener of the Cardinia, Casey Dandenong Greens and am the endorsed Greens candidate for the Federal seat of LaTrobe. I am endorsing Brian Walters for senate pre-selection. I believe Brian is the person who can take the party to the next level by increasing our vote. Brian is a master of communication and has the ability to inspire. This quality, in conjunction with his extensive and diverse knowledge base, puts him in good stead to join Richard in the senate. Brian has the particular ability to reach out to non-Green voters and to inspire them to vote Green, which is critical for the future longevity of the party.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Matthew Wright - climate and energy campaigner

Matthew Wright from has been kind enough to provide me with his endorsement below.

I commend the innovative thinking, leadership and contribution that Matthew and the team at Beyond Zero Emissions are providing towards transitioning Australia to a zero carbon future. Matthew has recently won the Australian Banksia Foundation Award, the Young Environmentalist of the Year award as well as the Ecogen Clean Energy Young Industry Leader Award - to say nothing of the Wild Environmentalist of the Year Award.

Matthew Wright
Climate and Energy Campaigner

Brian's demonstrated commitment to social justice and the environment through his work as a leading SC has been a great service to Australia. He would make an outstanding Senator for the Greens.

Brian Walters has shown a commitment to seriously addressing dangerous climate change and our energy security problems in Australia. He demonstrates through his actions that he will work for the community to transition us from our 19th century fossil fuel based economy to a 21st century renewable emergy powered clean tech economy.

I support Brian Walters as he has a clear and unequivocal conviction to address the social justice and environmental problems that an addiction to fossil gas and fossil coal bring with them.

Brian understands and strongly supports the essential transition we need to make to a zero carbon clean energy future including solar and wind energy, and shifting our transport to mass electric transit and electric vehicles.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Meet the candidate events for Greens Senate preselection

It has been great to get out among Greens members at the recent Meet The Candidate events for the Senate preselection. If you a member of the Greens in Victoria, I hope to meet you at one of these events.

Castlemaine Meet The Candidates event

Castlemaine Meet The Candidates event

The meetings are:

Saturday 4 February - 2 pm, Castlemaine Uniting Church Hall, Lyttleton St Castlemaine

Saturday 11 February - 4 pm, Ambrosia's - Shop 13, 84 Bemersyde Dr Berwick - Melway Ref 131 D2. Note that there's a fundraising dinner after the meet the candidates event!

Thursday 16 February - 7 pm, Swinburne University Student Union building, Level 3 UN building, John Street, Hawthorn. At this session candidates will be asked to focus on education issues

Saturday 18 February - 12:30 pm, Beechworth Old Schoolhouse Gallery, 17 Loch St, Beechworth (opposite the Burke and Wills Museum)

Sunday 19 February - 2 pm, Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane Melbourne

I have also recorded some recent videos on some important topics on my Videos page, including:
  • The perils of Coal Seam Gas
  • Green carbon and protecting forests
  • A message to the Hume Greens
  • Accepting asylum seekers rather than incarcerating them
  • Australia's addiction to gambling
  • We need to move to 100% renewable energy, not build the HRL coal-fired power station