Greens win another seat in NSW Legislative Council!

April 12, 2011

Jeremy Buckingham has defeated Pauline Hanson for the last spot in the NSW Upper House, after preferences were distributed at 11am when the button was pushed. The Greens now have five seats in the Upper House and one in the Lower House, following the election of Jamie Parker in the electorate of Balmain.

Such a relief! I can go to the studio now without fretting about the final outcome. It has been a suspenseful time, and while there will obviously be people out there who are sympathising with Pauline Hanson, it is a great win for diversity, compassion and progressive thinking, and provides a little more balance in NSW Parliament after such a definitive take-over by the Coalition on March 26.

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