Greens Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon made the trip to lend her political authority to the rally and what it means for the future of young people around New England.
There have been 150 meatworks close around Queensland and regional NSW in the last 30 years, with the loss of 40,000 direct and indirect jobs in transport, processing and packaging.
Meanwhile cattle and sheep are shipped overseas in the appalling live exports trade, the cruelty of which continues to be exposed.
Greens have always been prepared to take on the difficult political issues that other parties shy away from. We've endured hostility and ridicule in years past for supporting policies that are now part of the political mainstream -- marriage equality, medicinal cannabis, 100% renewable energy, reducing carbon emissions. We've been heckled and laughed at for years for things that are now (or soon will be) the law of the land.
We're ready to keep fighting for a fairer, more sustainable Australia. Your vote on Saturday will help make it happen.