Aug 1, 2014

Rundle: Victorian Greens optimistic, but rumblings beneath the surface

The Victorian Greens are polling well and hope to take out more than one seat at this year's state poll. But where to concentrate finite resources?

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle


With polling indicating a vote heading towards 17% and the prospect of taking the balance of power in the upper house, the Victorian Greens are full of confidence about the upcoming November 29 state election, with official statements about the rising volunteer effort ahead of the campaign season proper.

Within the party however, there has been major differences of opinion about the strategic choices that have been made by the party apparatus and endorsed by the state council — a strategy that prioritises an assault on the Liberal-held lower house seat of Prahran over a concentration of resources on an inner-northern seat such as Brunswick or Northcote.

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4 thoughts on “Rundle: Victorian Greens optimistic, but rumblings beneath the surface

  1. AR

    So glad that no-one else also seems to give a flying…

  2. Wobbly

    That’s because anyone who’s a Greens member or knows one realises its just Rundle making shit up trying to act like he’s in with the cool kids ans serious adults on the left.

    Greens don’t do internal hissys like Liebore. They just get on with building from grassroots.

    Time is on our side.

  3. CML

    If the Victorian voters have a collective brain between them, they will give Labor a thumping result at the polls in November.
    Haven’t we had enough of smaller parties positioning themselves with the balance of power in Federal politics? Especially in upper houses, which makes governing almost impossible.
    While I do not agree with the policies of the current Federal government, perhaps the people who voted for them in the lower house need to ‘feel’ what will happen to them once the LNP policies are in practice.
    That way they may think twice about who they should vote for next time.

  4. Anon

    Interesting take on the current campaigning situation for The Greens. Would have thought the groundswell of opposition in the inner-north against the East West Tunnel (which Labor hasn’t opposed) would be a net gain for The Greens* in seats such as Brunswick.

    * Please note I am not a member of The Greens.

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