Hard on the heels of the federal election, the Northern Territory goes to the polls again on August 27 for its Territory election. After the national attention on treatment of kids in detention, the Country Liberal Party's approval rating is at an historic low. This means all six NT Greens candidates have a chance to make a difference this election, including a strong chance to unseat NT Chief Minister Adam Giles in Braitling.
History was made earlier this month when the Victorian Government set a Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) of 40 per cent renewables by 2025. The Greens played a key role in winning the VRET campaign. Here's how it went down. Before the 2014 election, Labor had no policy for a VRET. The Greens joined with Friends of the Earth and Yes2Renewables to make VRET a key election issue, so that Labor couldn't ignore it. We publicly released a VRET policy, made it a key issue at candidates forums, and called on Labor to do the same.