Greens election campaign: focus on climate to seize balance of power

The Australian Greens MPs

Finally, the election has been called.

Greens Leader Adam Bandt has said it’s a relief to finally have a date when people can vote to kick the Liberals out and put the Greens in the balance of power.

Mr Bandt said that after kicking the Liberals out, the Greens would push to:

  • take climate action by stopping new coal and gas mines

  • get dental and mental health into Medicare

  • fix the housing affordability crisis

The Greens will tackle the rising cost of living by getting dental and mental health into Medicare, fixing the housing affordability crisis and wiping student debt.

The Greens’ plans would be funded by a tax on billionaires and big corporations making super-profits.

The election will be very close and the Greens are likely to be in balance of power in both houses.

As stated by Leader of the Greens Adam Bandt MP:

“People are fed up with the Morrison government fuelling the climate crisis, making housing more expensive and driving incomes down.

“By voting Greens on May 21, voters can kick the Liberals out and put the Greens in the balance of power.

“In balance of power, the Greens will take climate action by stopping new coal and gas mines, getting dental and mental health into Medicare and fixing the housing affordability crisis.

“The Greens will tackle the rising cost of living by getting dental and mental health into Medicare, fixing the housing affordability crisis and wiping student debt.

“The Greens will fund our plans by making billionaires and big corporations pay their fair share of tax.

“The rising cost of living is making the inequality crisis worse.

“With both Liberal and Labor backing more coal and gas, the only way we’ll get climate action is kicking the Liberals out and putting the Greens in balance of power to push the next government to freeze new coal and gas projects.

“Coal and gas are the main cause of the climate crisis, but Liberal and Labor both back 114 new coal and gas projects. They both take huge donations from coal and gas corporations.

“We are on track to increase our numbers in the Senate and the House and hold the balance of power.

“Last time we were in balance of power, we got dental into Medicare for kids and now it’s time to get it for adults too.

“The heat is on the major parties in Macnamara, Kooyong, Higgins, Cooper and Wills in Victoria, as well as Senate and lower house seats like Griffith, Ryan and Richmond around the country.

“We plan to return Senators Dorinda Cox, Lidia Thorpe and Peter Whish-Wilson, and kick out Pauline Hanson for Penny Allman-Payne in Queensland, and welcome David Shoebridge in NSW and Barbara Pocock in SA.”

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