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Rhiannon takes aim. Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon has sent an email out to Greens members defending herself and taking aim at others as part of the preselection battle for first spot on the NSW Greens senate ticket for next year's election. The email largely deals with why she decided to run again -- a theme that allows her to take a few shots at some of those with whom she had run-ins in the past year. She refers to the "debate" within the party regarding education funding (which resulted in her being suspended from the party room):