Words By: Jack Dawson
Upcoming Elections loom as Christine Milne announces that she will not be contesting the 2016 election, and so is retiring from her position as Leader of the Green’s party, in order for her to spend ‘time in my beautiful home state of Tasmania, with friends and family, and especially as I am soon to be a Grandmother’.
Joe Hockey and Tony Abbott have both expressed their regards, acknowledging that while the two parties could not be further apart on the political spectrum, while expressing a hope that the new leaders will be open to the idea of co-operation and bi-partisan support.
Greens Leader Richard Di Natale has stated that under his leadership the Greens Party will be focused on Health and Multiculturalism, the former stemming in part from his background as a General Practitioner. He has also characterized the Greens Party as ‘the natural home of progressive mainstream Australian Voters’.