The Victorian Greens has launched its campaign for the federal seat of Casey, with long-term Upwey resident Jenny Game running for the second time.
With the retirement of Liberal Speaker Tony Smith, the seat of Casey falls within the marginal range for the first time and will be highly contested.
The Victorian Greens will run a strong campaign focussed on urgent climate action and fair taxation for the mega-rich and corporations.
Jenny Game is a senior academic and musician who has lived in the Casey electorate for more than 20 years and raised her two children there.
“As a musician and senior academic, I’ll bring integrity back to politics in Casey. Our beautiful region has been dismissed by the Liberal government for too long,” Ms Game said.
“It takes millions in donations from big corporations, while ignoring the climate crisis, the ever-growing wealth gap and the needs of our community. This will change.
“Logging our beautiful native forests in what everyone can now clearly see as a climate emergency, is nothing short of criminal – but we can stop it.”
Ms Game is committed to fighting the wealth gap in Casey, and will push to create secure jobs in renewable energy.
Ms Game is also focussed on the Covid recovery, and is committed to prioritising investment in clean, green infrastructure and creating a more equitable society — importantly with the inclusion of a treaty for First Nations Australians.
The campaign will kick off on Friday 10 September with a virtual Women in Politics panel featuring Jenny Game, Greens Victoria Senators Lidia Thorpe and Janet Rice, as well as the Greens candidate for Cooper, Celeste Liddle.
All are welcome with funds raised going towards the campaign. To attend the event go to, https://victoria.greens.org.au/csey_soc_20210910