Skip to content Skip to main navigation

News

Skilled legal advice with
accessible & personal attention

Greens in with a shot for Gazza’s Senate seat?

By johnboy 9 August 2010 25

The conventional political wisdom is that the Greens have no chance of stopping the Liberals Gary Humphries getting the 33% of the vote he needs to hold his Senate seat in his own right.

But Green candidate Lin Hattfield Dodds is pretty much the only candidate making a campaign of it.

Today the green cheerleaders at the ABC are running on a Green poll showing Gary just under the needed quota at 30% with the Greens breathing down his neck at 26%.

If this is accurate then Labor preferences could get them over the line.

Our ad sales people are standing by the phone waiting to hear from the campaign offices.

What’s Your opinion?


Please login to post your comments, or connect with
25 Responses to
Greens in with a shot for Gazza’s Senate seat?
Filter
Showing only Website comments
Order
Newest to Oldest
Oldest to Newst
cmdwedge 10:47 am 11 Aug 10

I was happy to do a walk with my wife and two young children on the weekend, dropping flyers in mailboxes for Gary. If you met him in person, you’d like him instantly. He’s a genuine bloke, very down to earth.

Just not as huggable as Hockey.

tabascoted 10:23 am 11 Aug 10

I think that Garry will be just fine, it would take a bit of a miracle for the greens to get across the line. Seeing that there is only 4 parties on the senate ticket the Democrats will probably do better than the 2007 campaign. It is interesting that the Dems have preferenced the Libs ahead of any one else, it’s a big change from their usual split ticket giving both ALP and Libs an even spilt. I know that the greens pulled a very dirty trick on the Dems in 2007 it quite extraordinary that they have broken with tradition. I guess that they still must be pi$$ed off with the Greens.

On a side note does anyone know what has happened to the senate candidates from last time? Eg… Lisa Mallat(LDP), Emma Davidson(WWW) or Dr Micheal Denbrough (NDP), it was a lot more interesting campaign in 2007, don’t you think?.

Via Facebook, I know Norvan former Democrats/Community Alliance Candidates is off saving Damsels in distress in Bolivia [ http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/monicahartley/1/1277902891/tpod.html ] but anyone know what happened to all the others?

Clown Killer 10:45 am 10 Aug 10

To be honest, I don’t think Garry is losing a lot of sleep over this. Amusing as it might be to consider the possibilities, the Greens stand little chance.

Gungahlin Al 9:48 am 10 Aug 10

bd84 said :

We have had most local members live under a rock for 2.5 years for the past 10 or so years, having a member jump up and down for half thought of policies that are unlikely to ever see the light of day is not what Canberra needs. A vote for the Greens would be a waste of paper in this City…

Your argument seems to conflict with itself. You argue for ignoring elected reps that only bother to get serious about anything when an election is in the offing, then you lambast voting for the alternative to the aforesaid lazy ones. Weird.

bd84 11:12 pm 09 Aug 10

We have had most local members live under a rock for 2.5 years for the past 10 or so years, having a member jump up and down for half thought of policies that are unlikely to ever see the light of day is not what Canberra needs. A vote for the Greens would be a waste of paper in this City…

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2018 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
the-riotact.com | aboutregional.com.au | b2bmagazine.com.au | thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site