Lynda-June Coe

Upper House Candidate

Lynda-June Coe (she/her) is a member of the Central West Greens and a proud sovereign Wiradjuri and Badu Island woman from Erambie, Cowra. She is a former secondary teacher and current sessional academic at Macquarie University where she is undertaking a PhD exploring Indigenous resurgence in NSW. Lynda-June is also working part-time as the Family Wellbeing and Campaign Manager for the Dhadjowa Foundation supporting First Nations families who have been impacted by deaths in custody. She is a passionate Indigenous Rights activist who has over the past two decades engaged in community-led activism, co-organising and supporting campaigns such as 'Water is Life' Climate Action, Black Lives Matter, Stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, stop the forced removal of Aboriginal children and Invasion Day rallies.  

"We are facing crisis point here in NSW and our communities are fed up with reactive governments. In the wake of the current climate and environmental catastrophe we need to ensure governments are held to account and to stop fast tracking this impact.  We need to push for a just transition into renewable and sustainable energy by 2030 and to push for coal and gas to stay in the ground.  Some of our most vulnerable wildlife habitats need our protection at this time – native animal and plant species are facing near extinction, and we must intervene. Today."

"I have been on the streets advocating for Indigenous rights and rights of the oppressed for most of my life. I am not only fighting for First Nations justice but all people who are not accorded the rights of the majority. NSW is facing a widespread housing crisis with governments failing to respond urgently.  I know this because I have lived it. We must address the need for affordable and public housing to ensure job security, access to health and education are attainable and long-term."

"I am a member of the Greens because our policies hold the government to account. I’m proud to stand with a party which principles people before profit. I will continue to grow our movement here in NSW and take government to task on the rights of country and community."