Voting closes in Greens senate pre-selection battle

By 3 December, 2012 3

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The Canberra Times has a story about the efforts of former GetUp! frontman Simon Sheik to transplant to Canberra and make a doomed tilt at Gary Humphries’ Senate seat for the Greens.

Opposing him is Kate Hamilton who has only recently moved back to Canberra after two decades in Sydney but can say she grew up here.

Interestingly in the article Simon makes much of his time at the Tuggeranong Community Festival on Saturday. He was certainly at Corinbank (more on that soon) for a lot of Saturday.

The above photo was the Greens contribution to the Green Culture Village at Corinbank which was staffed on Saturday (including Caroline Le Couteur) but was eerily empty on the Saturday.

We’ll know the result of the Green pre-selection on Friday.

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3 Responses to Voting closes in Greens senate pre-selection battle
#1
Diggety2:50 pm, 03 Dec 12

Soon after Senator Milne’s endorsement of Mr Sheikh, Ms Hamilton said: ”Parachuting in candidates will alienate members like it has in the major parties… I am surprised Mr Sheikh chose the Senate seat in Canberra as his next career goal. You know, Canberra voters don’t necessarily reward fly-in, fly-out lobbyists.”

Well, yes, but one could say the same thing about K Hamilton surely?

Not that it matters, the Greens have stunk up their chances.

#2
muscledude_oz3:20 pm, 03 Dec 12

Diggety said :

Soon after Senator Milne’s endorsement of Mr Sheikh, Ms Hamilton said: ”Parachuting in candidates will alienate members like it has in the major parties… I am surprised Mr Sheikh chose the Senate seat in Canberra as his next career goal. You know, Canberra voters don’t necessarily reward fly-in, fly-out lobbyists.”

Ms Hamilton served as a Greens member on Leichhardt Council in Sydney between 2004-2008. That sounds a bit “fly-in, fly-out” to me.

#3
schmeah6:44 pm, 03 Dec 12

so all those rumours about GetUp being just a front for the Greens turn out to be .. oh my lord .. true!

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