DEAN Moss is calling for Farrer to go green.
Less than five weeks out from the May 18 federal election the former high school teacher was announced as the Greens candidate for Farrer on Wednesday.
And despite the "following" independent Kevin Mack has, Mr Moss said he is "yet to see a lot of policy detail come out".
"Kevin obviously has a bit of a following but I haven't seen a lot of policy detail, so I do think we need to flesh that out a bit more and find out what he is standing for," he said.
"All I have heard is pause the plan so until we hear more I'm not too sure what sort of threat Kevin is going to be for the seat."
Mr Moss said his main priority was to offer free TAFE and university courses.
"I really believe we are offering hope to young Australians and the first part of that really comes down to education," he said.
Mr Moss said not all farmers and irrigators want the Murray Darling Basin Plan paused and the next step needs to be a Royal Commission.
"I have been out talking to farmers in NSW and they know pausing the plan won't help them," he said.
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"If we pause the plan, what happens then?
"It won't impact positively on anyone downstream because what is going to happen is people at the top of those streams will be able to take all the water.
"We need a plan, but we need a better one."
Despite only receiving 9.3 per cent of votes in the state election last month Mr Moss is confident their policies are right for Farrer and his chances of election are strong.
"I think I bring something quite different to the race here in Farrer," he said.
"It was actually a really strong result for us in the state election, it was our highest result that we have had to date.
"We are building that momentum, our voice is being heard and I want to keep building on that.
"Of course Sussan Ley has been in power for many years and people are turning their backs on traditional power sources and people are not convinced Sussan has the right plan to bring us forward."
Mr Moss also said regional and rural health facilities will be high on his list if elected.
"What we are really concerned about in health is making sure people in regional and rural locations are able access health services in their own area," he said.
"We have a strong focus on making sure rural mental health services are available, and I don't just mean phone numbers, I mean people on the ground to actually talk to.
"Especially when our communities are hurting during this time of drought."
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