In my first speech in Parliament, I told my Parliamentary colleagues, “we can choose to squander our time here and aim for power above all else, or we can use it to get things done”. This week – together with communities across Victoria – we got something done.
People cast their vote for a party for a variety of reasons and motivations. No government can claim to have popular support for each and every issue they hold, especially one elected with the slimmest of majorities. The Greens also have a mandate to honor and respect the wishes of more than one million Australians who voted Green at this election.