He said, “Glen Innes and Shannon Vale are a really important part of my childhood and full of good recollections. It’s where I was brought to love of country out there on the Mann River… It’s a wonderful place, a very special part of the world”.
He added, “I’ve met Merc before, he’s a great candidate for the Greens, particularly impressive. He’d be the best thing going for New England were he to be in the Australian Parliament."
“The reason for voting for Merc is that the Greens will in-fact reduce the tax burden on the bush. While at the same time making sure there are good education and health facilities and good opportunities opening up for youngsters in the future, that includes in the region. That’s Greens common sense, but the big parties don’t get it.”