Labor party to talk politics at local pub
A ‘POLITICS in the Pub’ event will be held by the Alpine branch of the Australian Labor Party in Myrtleford on Saturday.
The event will take place at the Myrtleford Hotel starting at 4.30pm and will feature Federal MP for Scullin Andrew Giles and Nick Withers from Labor’s LEAN movement.
Titled ‘Labor and the Environment: A Conversation’, Saturday’s session will be an open forum for discussion around local concerns around the environment and Labor’s policy responses.
“The Alpine branch has been planning for some time to have a series of informal conversations with the community around issues of concern,” Alpine branch secretary Zuvele Leschen said.
“We were lucky to secure two high profile speakers for our first event.”
Nick Withers will explain LEAN, standing for Labor Environment Action Network, and how the campaign’s proposed reform is necessary for safeguarding natural assets and places and acknowledges that vibrant healthy ecosystems underpin economic and social wellbeing.
“I am very much looking forward to a conversation about why better stewardship of our environment is essential for our sustainable economic development and for the well-being of our communities and how LEAN’s proposed reform should be a key consideration for a future Labor government’s progressive economic and social agenda,” Mr Withers said.
Andrew Giles, who was elected to Australian Parliament as the Member for Scullin in September 2013, will speak later in the evening.
Mr Giles has served as Shadow Assistant Minister for Schools since 2016, a role in which he has focused on Labor’s policies for students with disability, rural and regional schools and vocational education in high school.
He has also served on a number of parliamentary committees including Electoral Matters (of which he is the deputy chair); Privileges; Employment, Education and Training; and Infrastructure, Transport and Cities.
Entry to Saturday’s event is free.
SPEAKER: Andrew Giles will be at the Myrtleford Hotel on Saturday.