Bob Brown on Australian Green Party’s role in new parliament

Bob Brown, former Australian senator and leader of the Australian Greens, wrote this article for the Guardian on the Greens’ recent election successes and role in the coming parliament:

The new parliament will have more Greens, and more parties, than ever before. It will test the patience of the press gallery which lives for the simplicity of two-party politics and the jousting of personalities above the contest of ideas for Australia’s future.

The Greens held Senate seats in Tasmania, Western Australia and South Australia. In Victoria, Janet Rice picked up a new Senate place and the party’s deputy leader Adam Bandt consolidated his hold on the house of representatives seat of Melbourne despite weeks of predictions that he would lose. Continue Reading