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 of TAFE and won't close down our dirtiest coal power stations. This announcement gives voters in Melbourne a clear choice: to do what Napthine wants to vote for the Liberal-endorsed candidate Jennifer Kanis, or vote for a strong Greens representative" said Ms Sandell
“We always knew that Labor and Liberal would collude to preference against the Greens. Our campaign strategy is based on that assumption, and we know that we can win the seat of Melbourne without Liberal preferences, just like Adam Bandt did in 2013.”