Gordon Fraser Quick, executive director of the Stop CSG Party was in Bulimba on Thursday night to build interest in the party and call for volunteers to help get it off the ground.
Mr Fraser has spent the last three years campaigning against coal seam gas and believes there is no existing political party that can unite the disparate groups of people opposed to the extraction of fuels from the coal seam.
“The Labor and Liberal parties are clearly in favour of gas extraction, and there are many people opposed to coal seam gas who would not vote for the Greens,” he told the small crowd who gathered for the presentation.
The party is planning to run a Senate ticket in Queensland and a potential candidate emerged from those present. Westender has agreed not to reveal further details of that candidacy until the party’s position is finalised.
Limited details about the party are available at stopCSG.org.au