Giles Greens candidate a ‘voice for environment’

GREENS: Anna Taylor has put her hand up as the SA Greens' candidate for the seat of Giles.

GREENS: Anna Taylor has put her hand up as the SA Greens' candidate for the seat of Giles.

The Giles ballot paper has been rounded out with the South Australian Greens’ candidate, Anna Taylor.

Ms Taylor said she stood for building communities and sustainable agriculture systems, and wanted to be a voice for the environment.

She has lived “off the grid” for 20 years building a permaculture property and trying to contribute to a sustainable future.

“I believe we can all make a difference by starting small, keeping a low footprint and living by example,” she said.

“My passion for the natural environment has taken me to many parts of Australia and South East Asia by yacht, which has reinforced my conviction that connection to the land is fundamental to the sustainable management of land for future generations.

“I believe our connection to land is paramount to achieving this and I recognise that this connection is intrinsic to our First Nations culture.

“Like all Greens, I support a treaty, or treaties, with Australia’s Aboriginal peoples.”

Ms Taylor is also pushing for cleaner energy, while opposing a potential nuclear waste facility.

“I believe preserving the wilderness, rehabilitating degraded land, and sustainable agriculture to be of benefit to everyone and Giles has incredible renewable energy potential,” she said. 

“I believe the Greens stand alone in being able to make honest, environmentally responsible decisions on issues such as this, and allowing local people’s voices to be heard.”