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What we achieved together in 2020

It’s been a rollercoaster of a year which none of us could have ever imagined. And although as a community we faced immense challenges, I am so proud of some huge achievements that never would have been possible without your support. This year we have proven that by having Greens...


Greens welcome closure of Anglesea power station

"The Greens have long supported the community's loud calls for Anglesea to close. Today's announcement is a huge win for the community and for the climate, but our dirtiest power station, Hazelwood must be next" said Greens Energy spokesperson Ellen Sandell.   Ms Sandell made a statement in Parliament last week,...


Greens to amend Andrews’ Back to Work Act

This morning Ellen met with Tabotu Teklemariam and Omar Farah from the Australian African community, and spoke with them about employment opportunities and their experiences in applying for work in Australia. Tabotu Teklemariam, is a Bachelor of Arts graduate who is about to start her Masters of Counselling. Tabotu majored...



Labor

Greens candidate for Melbourne has condemned Labor's environment policy. "Four days before the election, at 5.10pm, we finally see Labor’s environment policy and it's a disgrace." said Ms Sandell. "It will let loggers decide the future of our forests and will keep open our dirtiest coal power stations. It makes it clear...


Greens to safeguard Victoria against inevitable failure of coal power

The Greens are warning Victoria will suffer devastating job losses and hits to the local economy if a plan to phase out the dirtiest power stations isn't put in place before they fail. "The closure of old Victorian power stations is inevitable," said Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne. "With huge...



Liberals announce they will preference Greens last

Greens candidate Ellen Sandell says the Liberals preferencing against her shows the Greens are the real opposition to Napthine and Abbott this election."The Liberals desperately want Labor to hold inner-city seats because they won't put up a fight against Napthine and Abbott, won't build Doncaster Rail, won't stop the privatisation...


Greens plan to Plan Melbourne

Melbourne Greens candidate for Melbourne Ellen Sandell and Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber today announced the Greens’ plan to return the future shape of Melbourne to residents.  



Poll shows surge in support to the Greens in Melbourne and Richmond

The Greens say a Lonergan Poll in the State seats of Melbourne and Richmond show a strong shift to the Greens which put them in front in both seats even if the Liberals preference Labor.   The Lonergan Poll conducted last week puts Ellen Sandell in Melbourne in a winning...


Greens call on old parties to get on board 402 bus improvements

Greens candidate for Melbourne Ellen Sandell has announced a push for improvements to public transport to provide a high-reliability, high frequency cross-town option for residents in Kensington, North Melbourne and Carlton and is calling on the Labor and Liberal party to get on board. “Our tram and train network was...



Sandell calls on young people: make your voice heard this election.

Greens Candidate for the seat of Melbourne, Ellen Sandell is calling for young Victorians to enrol to the electoral role to take part in the State Election. “93% of Victorians are enrolled to vote, which is above the national average. However, youth enrollment is 13% below the average - meaning...


Greens and community force Labor to change position

In light of the Labor’s announcement that they will rip up East West contracts if court action from Yarra and Moreland councils is successful, Greens are celebrating with community groups while remaining wary of Labor’s tricky new stance.   “Let's be clear, the reason Labor have backflipped  is because the...



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