As voting for expatriate Australians and visitors continued at Australia House in London, the leader of the Green Party of England and Wales offered her best wishes to the Australian Greens in the election that will be held on Saturday.
Natalie Bennett said: “I’ve been hearing good reports about the turnout of Greens voters on the Strand.
“The Australian Greens are offering a vision for the future of a more humane, equal and sustainable country. Their offerings particularly on community energy, with a strong anti-poverty benefits with a focus on
decent welfare, and on decent treatment for asylum-seekers are beacons.
“The Senate vote is going to be particularly important, with a vote for the Greens offering the chance to ‘Abbott-proof’Australia’s future, with the power of the proportional vote ensuring that the views of a wide range of Australians are represented. [Natalie was referring to the economically environmentally disastrous policies promoted by conservative lead and election favourite Tony Abbott.]
“Lower house MP Adam Bandt has been a strong force since he was elected shortly after Britain’s first Green MP Caroline Lucas, and I hope that he’ll not only keep his seat in Melbourne, but be joined by other Green MPs.
“As a former resident of inner Sydney, I have followed the campaign of Hall Greenland for Grayndler with particular interest, and I wish him, and all of the Greens candidates, the best of luck in the coming days.”
Note: Voting continues at the Strand, and at Australian embassies and consulates around the world, until Friday.