Federal Senate Candidates Northern Territory
- Andrew Kavasilas
- Lance Lawrence
There are no HEMP Party senate candidates for the Australian Capital Territory.
HEMP Party Secretary Andrew Kavasilas will run as head candidate with local NT resident Lance Lawrence.
HEMP’s candidate boasts a strong connection to the N.T, not only because of his Kalymnian heritage, he lived in Darwin from the mid 80’s to late 90’s. He had a long association with the Darwin City Council working his way up to be acting City Prosecutor and training at the N.T. Police College.
Passionate about sports, Andrew played for many years with the fledgling Palmerston Rugby Union Club and Nightcliff Rugby League Club. Giving the ‘straight life’ away and teaching himself the art of Zen, he become a prominent woodworker at Delaney’s old building in Stuart Park.
In 1997 he moved himself and a semi load of Ironwood and African Mahogany to start another phase of his life in Nimbin. Mr Kavasilas is now poised to return with a message of hope for cannabis users and taxpayers of the Northern Territory.
Since making Nth NSW his home, Mr Kavasilas maintains his passion in woodwork but has relentlessly pursued a high profile career in hemp farming and cannabis research, including growing Australia’s only permitted high THC cannabis crop for research in 2001/02.
Lance Lawrence is a long time proponent of Cannabis law reform.
After 50 years in the Territory, bushman, horseman, poet, political activist and Aboriginal Affairs advocate Lance Lawrence has relentlessly scrutinised its political landscape, campaigning and advocating for a fairer and more righteous one.
A prolific writer and political commentator, he has written letters to the editor for over 40 years in response to core issues surrounding the unfair and unreasonable prohibition of cannabis, the ongoing mistreatment and failures of governments to adequately support and resource Indigenous people and communities of the Northern Territory, as well as many other local issues.
In standing as a House of Representatives candidate for Solomon in the Federal Election 2016, Lance hopes to provide the constituents of Solomon with an unofficial referendum. www.lancelawrence.com.au
Lance has branded the amendments to the NT’s misuse of drugs act that has banned ‘bongs’ as hypocrisy and an example of governments trying to demonise cannabis to maintain the prohibition. Lance knows there are positive outcomes from medicinal cannabis and the health properties that many people have known for decades.
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