Greens reveal Denison hope
Fri July 27, 2012 6:16pm
CLIMATE change campaigner Anna Reynolds will take on Andrew Wilkie for the federal seat of Denison.
CLIMATE change campaigner Anna Reynolds will take on Andrew Wilkie for the federal seat of Denison, the Australian Greens announced today. Ms Reynolds, 45, is the daughter of former Labor senator Margaret Reynolds and works as Greens Leader Christine Milne's international adviser. "I will dedicate myself to being an effective local member for the people of Denison, while also being part of Christine Milne's national team that will deliver intelligent and innovative policies for Australia," Ms Reynolds said. "At the heart of my professional life has been my role as an advocate for people and issues. "I look forward to being the voice in the Australian Parliament for my community -- the people of Denison." Former Australian Greens leader Bob Brown said Ms Reynolds was an excellent candidate with strong credentials. "Anna is one of Australia's climate change pioneers. I met her in 1996 when she was raising awareness of this issue in Federal Parliament," he said. "She switched the national environment groups on to climate change before they saw it as a priority and got them to work together." The Greens took fourth place in Denison in the 2010 federal election, with 19 per cent of the primary vote. Labor has announced mental health campaigner Jane Austin as its candidate for the seat, while the Liberal party has yet to preselect a candidate.