Australia’s First Environment Party

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Australian Democrats

Media Release 11 November 2007

Australia’s First Environment Party

Australian Democrats candidate for Fraser, Darren Churchill, used today’s Walk Against Warming rally in Civic to remind voters of the Democrats role as Australia’s first environment party.

Mr Churchill was handed a microphone as he joined protestors in leaving Ainslie Avenue, along London Circuit.

“The Australian Democrats were Australia’s first environment party. For thirty years, we’ve been speaking up on environmental issues and introducing environmentally supportive legislation!” stated an emphatic Mr Churchill. “The only way to ensure that continues is to vote 1 Churchill for Fraser, and for Norvan Vogt and Anthony David in the Senate.”

Significant environment victories for the Democrats have included the World Heritage Properties Protection Bill 1982, protection for Australia’s rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef, removing tax deductions for destroying native trees, protection of environment and heritage sites, excise cuts for clean fuels, greenhouse abatement and vehicle conversion packages for alternative fuels. There have been many others.

A vegetarian, Mr Churchill today gave support to the Vegetarian Society’s call for “Diet Change for Climate Change.” “It’s important to think about how the way we live impacts on Global Warming. Looking at all aspects of our lifestyle, including diet, are part of that.” Mr Churchill said after the rally.

Immediately following the Walk against Warming, Mr Churchill made himself available at the Australian Democrats stall to meet voters and discuss the Democrats environment policies.

“The Democrats have always regarded environmental protection and sustainability as being an extremely important economic, moral and social issue. It’s all about getting the balance right between the environment, the economy and social justice”, declared Mr Churchill.

Darren Churchill

Australian Democrats candidate for Fraser

Darren.Churchill@act.democrats.org.au

0412 196 473

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