Tasmanian Greens will gather this week to start choosing a Senate replacement for retiring ex- leader Bob Brown.
A Greens spokesperson said that, the 25-member of the party state executive will "start the procedure".
A statement on how the senator will be chosen could follow as early as possible. Vineyard owner and former investment banker, Peter Whish-Wilson is the only contender to have publicly raises his hand, although Senator Brown said that, he predicted several nominations.
He told that, there will be several candidates and good ones they will be. Senator Brown declared recently that he would exit parliament in the month of June.
As well as Hobart councilors, Helen Burnett, Bill Harvey and Mr Whish-Wilson, haven’t ruled out bids, whereas contender for the federal seat of Denison, former state leader Peg Putt and Geoff Couser have also been mentioned as potential.
Mr. Whish-Wilson, who creates pinot noir, chardonnay and riesling at his 3 Wishes Vineyard outside the Launceston, which has been a vocal campaigner opposite to the proposed Gunns pulp mill, which is also in northern Tasmania.
Wilson previously worked for investment banks and Deutsche and Merrill Lynch Bank was the second contender on the Greens' Tasmanian ticket, after the new leader Christine Milne of the party, at the 2010 election.
Mr Whish-Wilson said that, this is a chance to make a difference. When it is contacted by the AAP, he said he didn’t wish to state further until once the party had declared the procedure for selection.
It would be soon, said by Senator Brown. He said that, nominations will open very fast. People will have quite time to nominate and consider. Those selections are certainly private unless the person would like to make it public, after then there is a selection procedure with a selection panel which is appointed by the committee.
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