Greens wait on preferences
COWPER Greens candidate Dominic King said no preference deal had been done locally despite an agreement with the ALP in other seats around Australia.
“The Greens are a true people party, so yes, our local Cowper group plays a key role in preference arrangements,” Mr King said.
“These are not finalised here yet and we'll make an announcement on them closer to election day.
“What I would urge, is that, whatever preference deals are discussed by any party, that each voter makes their own decisions on where to place their preferences. All aspects of voting are a democratic right of each individual and any recommendations placed on how to vote cards are simply that, recommendations.
“I would ask that people vote one Greens and then decide their preferences themselves.”
The Greens are looking to win the balance of power in the Senate.
“In the Senate, a vote for the Greens would do more than ‘keep the bastards honest',” Mr King said.
“We're here to change the dynamic of politics and deliver the best possible outcomes for our country on climate change, education, health, water, public transport, and the other issues that matter to everyday voters.
“If the Coalition gains the balance then all we will see is road blocks to any legislation, irrespective of its merits.
“Individuals have real power here and have the power to make a real difference. I'm calling on the people of Cowper to help make history by increasing The Greens' vote solidly and altering the balance of power in the Senate so positive change is possible.”