Green And Powerful - 27 Year-Old Aussie Senator
Young Green And Powerful - 27 Year-Old Aussie Senator
The youngest person in the Australian Federal Parliament will arrive in New Zealand on Sunday as the keynote speaker at the Green Conference during Queen's Birthday Weekend.
Senator Kerry Nettle will be the new Green Senator for New South Wales in the Australian Federal Upper House. She was elected as a Green candidate in October last year, aged 27 years old.
"We are delighted to have Kerry speak in Wellington, as well as our Conference. She will be a timely reminder of the difference young people can make in politics and a real inspiration to our own young Green candidates," said Rongotai Green candidate Celia Wade-Brown.
Wellington Greens are hosting Kerry at the Green Rooms, corner Courtenay Place, Cambridge Terrace on Tuesday 28th May at 5.30 p.m. Young people are particularly welcome to come and share bread and cheese and a beer with our Aussie guest.
"Kerry represents a new generation of politicians and a new style of politics desperately needed to tackle the problems facing the planet."
Kerry has a strong campaigning background and will bring an experienced, strong youth voice to the Australian Senate. In 2000 Kerry lived and worked in East Timor teaching English and computer skills to women on a voluntary basis.
Kerry has worked as a youth worker in Western Sydney and is currently working with Justice Action on prisoners rights. She has also worked as a media spokesperson at the Jabiluka Uranium Mine blockade in Kakadu National Park.