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Greens Launch Candidates for Legislative Council Seats of Elwick and Huon

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Thursday, 24 February 2022

Tags: Legislative Council, Parliament

Cassy O’Connor MP:

I am so proud, as Member for Clark, to announce Hannah Bellamy as the Greens’ candidate for Elwick. Hannah is a passionate community advocate, fighting for social equality and action on climate. 

Hannah’s legal resume is impressive, and centred around human rights, climate change and conservation. These are skills that are missing from the Legislative Council, and desperately needed. 

Hannah holds a Masters degree in international and comparative law, focussed on climate change induced migration, is a member of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, a volunteer with Red Cross and has been selected to participate in the Australian Conservation Foundation fellowship program for emerging leaders in environmental conservation. 

The people of Elwick have been let down by their current MLC, who sold their pokies-blighted community out to corporate interests.

People in and around the Glenorchy City Council area were devasted by Labor’s capitulation, and they won’t forget that at the ballot box. 

Hannah has been driven to stand by both major parties’ attitude towards vulnerable communities. She would put the people of Elwick first in all decisions. 

Hannah will also be a champion for sustainable transport for the northern suburbs, including activation of the rail corridor.

The diverse and vibrant Elwick community deserves future focussed, climate and social justice champion. That’s what they are getting with Hannah Bellamy. 


Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP:

The Huon spans Blackmans Bay, the Channel and the Huon Valley, and it’s a diverse electorate that needs a strong and empathetic voice in the Upper House. Gideon Cordover, who has spent the majority of his working life in the community sector, would be that representative. 

As a councillor on Kingborough Council, Gideon has a proven record of leading decisions for liveable, inclusive communities and for protecting the environment. He successfully pushed Council to divest from fossil fuels, and brought the net zero commitment forward from 2050 to 2035.

He led the push for Council to cap pokies in the municipality. He championed an electric vehicle charging network, and a solar and battery system for Kingborough Sports Centre

In his short time on Council, he has helped protect public open space on Bruny Island, and implemented the council’s food and garden organics’ system – he even secured a worm farm for Taroona’s community garden. Gideon understands that when it comes to serving his community, there’s nothing too big or too small. 

Gideon has an intimate understanding of how important law reform is from his tireless work to make voluntary assisted dying legal in both New South Wales and in Tasmania. 

Huon needs a future-focussed, energetic and motivated representative like Gideon Cordover.