Saturday, October 27, 2007

Candidates to face off at public forum - St George and Sutherland Shire Leader - 25th October 2007

Voters will have a chance to see candidates for the seat of Cook in action at a public forum on climate change next week.

Liberal candidate Scott Morrison will face Labor's Mark Buttigieg and the Greens' Naomi Waizer at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

Mr Buttigieg has been hailed by the Sutherland Climate Action Network as being "well ahead of his own party" on climate change.

Forum organiser Jonathan Doig said Mr Buttigieg's responses to the environment movement's survey at had been impressive.

"It's exciting to see a local politician openly support what the scientists tell us is necessary, which the vast majority of voters also want," he said.

"We look forward to a lively and informative debate on Tuesday night."

Mr Doig said Mr Morrison had not yet responded to The Big Switch survey, but has agreed to attend the forum. Candidates will present their climate solutions and then face audience questions.

The forum will be introduced by University of NSW renewable energy expert and author Dr Mark Diesendorf.

Details: 7.30pm Tuesday, October 30, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, 782 Kingsway, Gymea. Entry by donation. No bookings needed, 0409 049 185.