Liz Johnstone

Lead Candidate for Lyons

Social justice and forests campaigner

We are in the midst of a climate emergency and rampant social inequality is being felt across the state. The Greens understand bold change is needed to tackle the climate crisis, and to ensure no one is left behind. 

I am a mother and a grandmother, and have spent my life fighting for social justice both in Australia and internationally. I spent the last decade campaigning to protect Tasmania’s wilderness and carbon-rich forests.

Tackling climate change, and building strong, resilient, caring communities will better protect us from the challenges we face today and into the future. The Greens aren’t the party of the future, we are needed now.

The people in the magnificent electorate of Lyons - the heart of Tasmania - deserve a Green representative in Parliament. Communities up against expansion of industrial fish farms in their waters, increased native forest logging and privatisation of National Parks - and the residents on the magnificent East Coast, fighting the mega-development at Cambria Green.

Those people deserve a local member who will fight for their children and grandchildren’s future. I’m proud to stand for the Greens in Lyons in the upcoming State election.