John Mackenzie for Newcastle
Dr Mackenzie is a social scientist and policy consultant with fifteen years’ experience in academic, government and consulting roles. Over this time, he has worked around the country on policy initiatives that bring communities together to find solutions to complex, divisive and intractable natural resource management problems, such as water allocation in the Murray Darling Basin and Indigenous water rights in Cape York and the Kimberley.
Dr Mackenzie stood as the Greens candidate for the seat of Newcastle for the 2016 Federal Election. His entry into politics builds on his solid reputation as a local community organiser, leading campaigns for improved health regulations to reduce air and water pollution in our port and rail corridor suburbs, and opposing the fourth coal terminal. As the former co-ordinator of the Hunter Community Environment Centre, Dr Mackenzie led the community campaigns against the fourth coal terminal and for covered coal wagons and coal stockpiles.
Dr John Mackenzie said, “The Greens are bringing a future focus for the city of Newcastle to this election. We have a vision of Newcastle as a vibrant and thriving 21st century city that embraces clean, smart technology and is a recognised hub of world-class innovation. It is a vision I am proud to represent and thrilled to share in this election.”
“I am deeply committed to the sustainability, vitality and prosperity of this region. The Greens are a team of candidates that can and will deliver positive change for Newcastle, that will guarantee a liveable, safe and generous future for our city and its future generations.”
For more information:
John Mackenzie – Phone: 0408 533 010