Greens announce candidate for federal seat of Bass
Released: Sunday 7 July 2013
The Tasmanian Greens have announced Lucy Landon-Lane as their candidate for the federal seat of Bass.
Lucy Landon-Lane, artist and former organic farmer in the Tamar Valley, is also the spokesperson for Pulp the Mill.
Senator Peter Whish-Wilson and Paul O’Halloran MP launched Ms Landon-Lane’s campaign on Sunday 7 July.
“Lucy grew up in Launceston and she brings a wide experience from the health sector, the agriculture sector, a fine food business and the arts,” Senator Peter Whish-Wilson said.
“She’s a fantastic community campaigner.”
“I’m running for the Greens because they are the only party that can be trusted on the environment and they are the only party taking climate change seriously,” Ms Landon-Lane said.
“The Greens have the courage to be the voice for Australia’s poorest families and are campaigning to see the unfairly low Newstart payments lifted by $50 per week.
“The Greens have already made huge difference to dental health that will see 3.4 million children with Medicare funded dental care,” Ms Landon-Lane said.
Lucy Landon-Lane was a registered nurse in Hobart before moving to Darwin to work on Aboriginal health issues. She established an organic walnut farm in the Tamar Valley that grew into a fine food business.
Lucy has studied Anthropology and nursing and more recently Expressive Arts. She is a painter and a dancer.