Nats clutch at straws over Facebook post while Greens candidate loads hay for drought-affected farmers

MEDIA RELEASE 27th November 2018: The National party are showing their desperation about the very real prospect of losing the NSW state seat of Lismore to the Greens after a motion introduced into the Australian Senate yesterday. Whilst National Party Senators Williams and O’Sullivan were wasting the Senate’s time yesterday with …

MEDIA RELEASE from Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens Agriculture and Rural Affairs spokesperson

MEDIA RELEASE from Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens Agriculture and Rural Affairs spokesperson, 27th November 2018: The National party are showing their desperation about the very real prospect of losing the NSW state seat of Lismore to the Greens after a motion introduced into the Australian Senate yesterday. Whilst National Party …

Greens launch action plan to Revive Richmond River

MEDIA RELEASE 23 November 2018:  The Richmond River system is the heart of the Northern Rivers Region but sadly has been identified as one of the most degraded river systems in NSW, but the Greens here in the Northern Rivers have a plan for its revival. At 10am on Saturday morning at the riverside park boat ramp in …

Farmer candidate promotes plan for regional food and fibre hub

MEDIA RELEASE 9th October 2018: Greens candidate for the state seat of Lismore and commercial dry land rice farmer, Sue Higginson, believes the future is bright to grow the agricultural industries of the Northern Rivers into a food and fibre hub that can lead the state. “Whilst the rest of …

We don’t need an inquiry into Water Mining. We just need to give our Councils the power to prohibit it.

LISMORE, NSW. NOVEMBER 6, 2018: Greens Candidate for Lismore, Ms Sue Higginson, has challenged Thomas George MP’s call for an inquiry on water mining. Instead, Ms Higginson, an expert environment and planning lawyer, wants clear direction from the Planning Minister to give our Local Council’s power to regulate and prohibit …

Farmers are Blockading AGAIN! – While the National Party ignores farmers and the community AGAIN.

MEDIA RELEASE 5 November 2018: Sue Higginson, Public Interest Environmental Lawyer and Greens Candidate for the Seat of Lismore is calling on National Party MP Geoff Provest to stop ignoring farmers and the community and stop backing the plan to concrete the fertile Cudgen State Significant Farmland for the much …

Tweed Water Extraction Development Decision – Not Good for the Region

MEDIA RELEASE 5th October 2018: Greens Candidate for Lismore Sue Higginson says the decision of Tweed Shire Council yesterday to approve the controversial development application to extract thousands of litres of water annually from a Uki property was short sighted, ill-informed and not in the Regions best interests. Ms Higginson …

Early Start to Official Bushfire Season in Lismore Warning of what to Expect Under a Changing Climate

MEDIARELEASE 25th July 2018: The current climatic conditions that have prompted an early start to the official start of bushfire season in Lismore, Kyogle and the Richmond Valley on August 1 are a warning of the increased severity and frequency of extreme weather under climate change, according to the NSW …

Sue Higginson endorsed as Greens candidate for State Election

MEDIA RELEASE 6 June 2018 Expert environmental lawyer, farmer and local, Sue Higginson has been announced as the Greens candidate for Lismore for the 2019 State Election. “I’m humbled and very excited to be endorsed as the Greens’ candidate for the seat of Lismore at the 2019 State Election,” said …