‘Happy to take on’ chal­lenge

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham

Wheat­belt farmer and anti-GMO ac­tivist Ian James has been an­nounced as the Greens WA can­di­date for Du­rack.

Mr James will con­test the seat of Du­rack against Lib­eral MP Melissa Price at the Fed­eral elec­tion next month.

The Cun­derdin-based fa­ther of four is pas­sion­ate about the en­vi­ron­ment and be­lieves “there’s a bit of green in ev­ery­body”.

“There’s a lit­tle bit in ev­ery­one; we all care and we don’t want to see our land­scape de­graded,” he said.

“My fo­cus is to get the mes­sage out to as many peo­ple as I can that the en­vi­ron­ment has to be val­ued,” he said.

Hav­ing spent his life grow­ing up on farms and trav­el­ling long dis­tances, Mr James said he was un­daunted by tak­ing on the largest elec­torate in the coun­try. “It’s a chal­lenge I’m happy to take on,” he said.

Pic­ture: Robert Frith

Greens WA can­di­date for Du­rack Ian James.

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