Election strategy and the need to drive a move toward renewable energy in the Hunter were key topics of discussion when Senator Lee Rhiannon met with Hunter Greens members on Sunday.
Senator Rhiannon was a guest at the monthly Greens meeting in Maitland, which also included members from Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock, Port Stephens and Barrington Tops.
Senator Rhiannon talked about the party’s approach to the next federal election, which was expected to be held in the second half of 2016.
Maitland Greens convenor John Brown said three of the party’s top four senate candidates for NSW came from the Hunter, including Cessnock councillor James Ryan.
“Lee is quite a regular visitor to Maitland,” he said.
“The Hunter Valley is very important to the Greens in the transition from coal to renewable energy.
“We should be moving towards renewable energy quickly.”