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Greens launch team for Abbott Senate battle

Media Release
Scott Ludlam 26 Jun 2013

Only the Greens stand in the way of Tony Abbott gaining absolute power of the parliament, Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said in Canberra today.

"I'm here today with all of the Greens' lead candidates to deliver the strong message that a vote for the Greens is a vote against Tony Abbott controlling the parliament."

The last time the Coalition controlled both houses of parliament we ended up with Work Choices."If the current polls hold up then we could see an Abbott controlled Senate or one where extreme conservatives hold the balance of power."We are in real danger of Tony Abbott gaining control of the Senate which is why it's so important for voters to return Scott Ludlam in Western Australian, Sarah Hanson-Young in South Australia and Peter Whish-Wilson in Tasmania.

"We also need to return Adam Bandt in the seat of Melbourne as a strong voice in the House of Representatives for the Greens."We have outstanding candidates in all our other seats, who show talent, passion and care for Australia's future: Cate Faehrmann in New South Wales, Simon Sheikh in the ACT, Janet Rice in Victoria, Adam Stone in Queensland and Warren H. Williams in the Territory.

"We've completed our Senate team today with the announcement of well-known musician Warren H. Williams as our Northern Territory Senate candidate and welcome him to our team.

"Warren grew up in the Territory and has spent a lot of time working closely with local communities standing up for Aboriginal rights and fighting to protect the environment and caring for people. He understands the challenges the NT faces and the issues that matter to Northern Territory voters," Senator Milne said.

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