Brendan Fitzgerald, The Greens candidate for Stuart electorate believes urgent steps are required to reverse the worldwide “calamity” of climate change.
“A new economic system supporting industries focused on developing renewable technologies and sustainable practices can help turn this around,” he said.
Mr Fitzgerald says implementing a new economic system will benefit all residents in Stuart, including Indigenous Australians, farmers battling water shortages and pollution by mining companies, the vulnerable within the community, new immigrants and the younger generation.
“We must counter the practices that are destroying our farmland and precious water resources - unconventional gas extraction, burying toxic nuclear waste and threats to our marine environment by offshore drilling,” he said.
The Mount Barker educator and father of three, shares how he recently purchased a heritage property in Spalding in the Stuart electorate and intends to reside there once renovations are complete.
“The concerns of this electorate are thus deeply connected with my own interests in the mid-North region of South Australia,” he said.