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Greens NSW vote increases

Lee Rhiannon 3 Jul 2016

There was a swing to the Greens at a national and NSW level. 

In the House of Representatives the Greens nationally gained 9.96 per cent of the vote which is a 1.31 per cent increase on the 2013 result.

In the House of Representatives the Greens in NSW gained 8.61 per cent of the vote which is a 0.66 per cent increase on the 2013 result.

For the first time the Greens in NSW retained a Senate seat. The seat was won by Senator Lee Rhiannon in 2010. 

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Greens a force for stability but Coalition divided

Australian Greens Leader Richard Di Natale has laughed at Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's assertion that that a re-elected Coalition would deliver stable government.

"Malcolm Turnbull rolled a first-term prime minister, presides over a divided party room with Tony Abbott waiting in the wings, and called a double dissolution in a desperate bid to earn a mandate from his own party," Senator Di Natale said.

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Greens formally launch 2016 election campaign

The Australian Greens have formally launched their 2016 campaign with the entire federal Greens party room, former party leaders Bob Brown and Christine Milne, and hundreds of supporters in Melbourne.

"I am so proud to lead this party that has the courage and vision to stand up for what matters," said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

"Our 2016 federal election campaign is focused on protecting the climate that sustains our health, our environment and our economy, tackling inequality and charting a better way to deal with today's record levels of global displacement.

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Joyce and Windsor to ship more livestock jobs offshore

New England Greens candidate Mercurius Goldstein says livestock industry jobs will continue to be lost to the region while both Barnaby Joyce and Tony Windsor continue to support the live export trade.

“The Greens have consistently supported the local livestock industry over live exports. Reports of up to 100 job losses at Inverell now confirm the need for all of us to work out how we will support local livestock and local jobs.”

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Greens comment on Whitlam Liberal candidate pulling out

Lee Rhiannon 26 May 2016

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon and Greens candidate for Whitlam Tom Hunt have commented on Liberal candidate for Whitlam Dr Carolyn Currie’s decision to pull out of the election 13 days after she was declared a candidate. 

“This is a broader pattern we are noticing right across the country as we get stuck into campaigning – the huge discrepancy between what communities want and expect of their local representatives, and what Labor, Liberal and National candidates are able to promise them. 

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Enrol to vote and roll discrepancy

Lee Rhiannon 20 May 2016

According to the AEC, on 30 September 2015 the NSW state roll contained 146, 000 more people than the Commonwealth roll for NSW and there were approximately 272, 000 people who appeared on both the state and Commonwealth rolls for NSW but whose enrolments differed or diverged in some way. This is due to the differences in the ways that the NSW Electoral Commission and the Australian Electoral Commission add people to their respective rolls. Some electors are also only eligible to vote in Federal elections. 

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Cowper - Greens Senate team joins local candidate on election campaign trail

The Greens NSW Senate team are spending the first week of the election campaign on the mid north coast working with Carol Vernon, Greens candidate for Cowper.

Ms Vernon said “We will be talking to voters about the Greens plan to clean up politics, boost jobs on the mid north coast, expand renewable energy, start construction of High Speed Rail and back more funding for TAFE. 

“We have a jam packed program for our Senate team and we will be working from one end of the electorate to the other visiting all the main towns. 

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