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Greens Senate candidate shows his lighter-hearted side

3.45pm: ADAM Stone has a sense of humour, but he is still serious about the important issues.

In an answer to a question about how he coped travelling away from his family while campaign, the Greens Party candidate showed a light-hearted nature:

Sometimes I find it hard, but mostly my trips are short jaunts and I'm back within a week or so. I quite like the variety, to be honest.

(But in case my fiancee is reading this - it's not true at all! I miss you so badly I can't enjoy the beautiful landscapes, varied company and blazing sunshine at all! Truly!)

The Greens Queensland Senate candidate also managed to type and spell better than Palmer United Party leaders, which was of no surprise considering the generation difference, but was on par in terms of being the real deal.

He answered questions about why should people vote for a minor party; why vote for the Greens; what was his stance on gay marriage, women's right to choose and disability care.

Other topics included clean energy, the Great Barrier Reef, mining, farming, welfare and what activities should and shouldn't be allowed in National Parks.

Thursday 9:30am: GREENS Queensland Senate candidate Adam Stone will be the guest blogger in today's Leaders Live Blog session.

This will be the second Leaders Live Blog session this Federal Election campaign.

Family First leader Bob Day is scheduled for next Thursday, August 22, from 1pm-3pm.

The party is hoping to organise for it's newest party member and Queensland Senate candidate Aidan McLindon to also participate in that Leaders Live Blog session.

Wednesday 4.15PM: ADAM Stone will be going it alone in tomorrow's Federal Election 2013 Leaders Live Blog.

The Greens Party Queensland Senate candidate had put his hand up for the Leaders Live Blog sessions early in the piece.

A request to Greens Leader Christine Milne's office for a Live blog had gone unanswered for many days when The Morning Bulletin Online Editor Kerri-Anne Mesner booked in Mr Stone alone.

Since then, another request was put to Ms Milne's office, suggesting if she could not participate for two hours as originally proposed, APN would be happy with two leaders in a two-hour session, one at a time.

Unfortunately, while Ms Milne and Queensland Senator Larissa Waters have indicated they would like to participate in a joint Live Blog, neither are available for tomorrow's session.

Ms Mesner is still working with Ms Milne's office to organise another suitable time for Ms Milne and Ms Waters to participate in a Live Blog. APN will keep readers informed of the progress in setting up a second Greens Leaders Live Blog, along with other political parties' Live Blog sessions.

Mr Stone's Live Blog session will kick off at 1pm tomorrow.

Monday: QUEENSLAND Senate Greens candidate Adam Stone will be Live Blogging with us on Thursday afternoon.

Mr Stone's Live Blog session will run from 1pm-3pm.

Greens leader Christine Milne has been invited to participate, but there was no word by close of business yesterday if she could.

Mr Stone, in his profile, says he decided to stand as a Greens candidate because he feels unrepresented by the two old parties. 

"I do not share Tony Abbott's extreme social views and Labor has abandoned progressive voters and lost its way - putting more weight on the views of vested interests and factions," he says.

" I know the Greens will always stand up in the Senate for a clean environment and a caring society.'

He has a background in international law, dispute resolution, restorative justice, and public policy.

He has worked in the state and commonwealth public sectors, in the non-government sector, as a policy adviser in the federal parliament, and spent time in Nigeria working with Doctors Without Borders.

Topics:  adam stone, federal election 2013, greens, live blog



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