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 Wentworth byelection – a referendum on climate change and refugees

Greens praise ‘progressive’ Kerryn Phelps ahead of Wentworth byelection, Guardian,  and Exclusive: Richard Di Natale says the independent candidate’s positions on climate change and refugees are a welcome change. The Greens leader, Richard Di Natale, has urged supporters in Wentworth to “take note” of Kerryn Phelps’ progressive positions on climate change and refugees when they cast their ballots on Saturday, in a clear signal to preference the high-profile independent ahead of Labor.

Di Natale told Guardian Australia the government was clearly at risk of losing Malcolm Turnbull’s former seat, and Labor was “running dead” in the contest, so in that context “people can vote Green and choose Kerryn over yet another Liberal backbencher”.

The Greens leader urged rusted-on supporters to vote for the party’s candidate, Dominic WY Kanak, and then “take note of Kerryn’s progressive views on refugees and climate change, which are a welcome change from both the major parties”.

The Wentworth byelection has become a referendum on climate change and refugees and is a unique opportunity to send a message to the Liberals who don’t deserve to govern,” he said. …….https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/oct/19/greens-praise-progressive-kerryn-phelps-ahead-of-wentworth-byelection

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October 19, 2018 - Posted by | General News

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