Michael Kane is running for the seat of Southern Downs for the Greens Party.
Michael Kane is running for the seat of Southern Downs for the Greens Party. Contributed

Greens and Family First battle

CANDIDATES for the Greens and Family First will be contesting the other three parties at the State election next month.

Michael Kane from Toowoomba is standing for the Greens and said his plans for the region involved putting a stop to the prospect of coal mining and coal seam gas.

"I want to put a moratorium on CSG and new coal mines that affect our agricultural land," Mr Kane said.

He currently lives in Brisbane, working as the Greens State Election co-ordinator but said he would move back home on the Downs if elected.

"Just try and keep me away," he said.

Former New South Welshman John Spellman is contesting the seat for Family First.

He moved to Rockhampton five years ago before migrating to Stanthorpe three months ago.

Mr Spellman said despite his recent localisation, he was the man for the job.

"Main issues the region faces are the same everywhere, all over Queensland," he said.

"There is over-governing, over-regulation and a lack of services because of the forced amalgamation."

Mr Kane and Mr Spellman will be up against reigning representative Lawrence Springborg, The Australian Party's Ade Larsen and ALP's Suzanne Kidman.


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