The Randwick-Botany Greens note with great sadness the passing last night of Greens MLC Dr John Kaye.
As a Greens MLC for NSW John was a compelling and articulate ambassador for the vision of making NSW 100% free of fossil fuel in the generation of power. It is tragic that he has gone just as global traction may finally be starting to build in this campaign area.
On a local level he had very strong links to the Randwick-Botany Greens prior to entering Parliament .
Although living in the Waverley area, John was a founder member of our group back in 1994-95 when he saw the need after the 1993 Federal election to extend a Green profile across the eastern suburbs of Sydney.
He uncomplainingly donated many hours of his time to coming down to Coogee to attend meetings and the fledgling political entity could well have folded without his generous and enthusiastic presence. He latter went on to bring the same self sacrificing energy to his role as a Greens parliamentarian but always found time to return and help our group when we asked him. If you go to the Randwick-Botany Greens facebook page you will see him featured in the main heading image campaigning for a price on carbon.
The Randwick-Botany Greens have a lost a deeply admired representative in the State upper house and NSW has lost a genuinely visionary politician.