The South Australian Greens Party has put its hat into the ring for Flinders, announcing Ian Dudley as its candidate.
Mr Dudley, who has spent most of his life on the Eyre Peninsula, is a teacher at Elliston Area School and a land care worker.
He said he joined the Greens for the party’s capability to protect the Eyre Peninsula’s coastal areas.
“I am a keen surfer, diver and fisher in my spare time, and recognise that our coastal waters are cleaner and healthier than almost anywhere in the world,” Mr Dudley said.
“I believe the Greens are the one party truly capable of policies that protect this health in the long term, which is one of the reasons I have always supported them.”
He also said that the party’s long-term focus resonated with him.
“This focus on long-term issues and planning resonates with me even more now that I am a parent, as I want my daughters, their friends and their generation to grow up experiencing the same experiences I have,” he said.
Mr Dudley’s interests also include developing infrastructure and renewable energy capabilities, ensuring greater empowerment for First Nations people and communities, creating systems that reward landowners for conservation and revegetation work, and encouraging greater government investment into rural communities and economies.
“I am proud to be standing for a party that sees these issues as important.”