Australian Greens tally record vote in Tasmania

AUSTRALIAN Greens leader Bob Brown says he’s looking forward to the upcoming Senate election following the good performance of the Greens in the Tasmanian and South Australian state elections.

In Tasmania, the Greens now hold five seats – one more than previously – and attracted a record vote of 21 per cent.

In South Australia, the Greens improved their vote to six-and-a-half per cent, with two Upper House MPs, one more than previously.

This leaves Greens MPs holding the balance of power in both Tasmania and the ACT.

Senator Brown said the Greens had something new and bright to say, with a long-term vision, which was appealing to the electorate. Continue Reading