Change is coming


With just four weeks to the election, the Greens are fighting for All our futures – and we’re on the cusp of being the most powerful third party in the next Parliament. We will fight. We will grow. And we will win.

By Adam Bandt

Greens - I’ve got big news.

We’re on track to be the most powerful third party in the next Parliament.

After the next election we’ll have the balance of power in the Senate, possibly even in our own right.

We could have new lower house Greens representatives in seats around the country.

And every new Greens representative is ready to fight tooth and nail for climate action and tackling inequality.

This is a testament to the strength of our movement, to the history of thousands of fierce activists who have built the party over decades into the mass movement it is now.

But I don’t need to tell you that.

We have four weeks to win this, and you can help. Whether you can give time and energy for volunteering, host a sign on your fence, or spare some dollars for the campaign, it all helps.

We are powerful because we don’t take donations from the big corporations: we are a true grassroots movement and you make it happen.

Join us for this election and you’ll be part of our history.

This election feels like no other. I can feel it: change is coming.

Campaign highlights: let’s get dental into Medicare

In the past few weeks I’ve been in Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Wollongong and Karratha, joining our candidates and campaigning to kick out the Liberals, tax the billionaires and big corporations, take action on climate change and tackle the inequality crisis.

In Canberra I spoke at the National Press Club in Canberra. I explained our vision for the country to a room full of journalists, supporters, candidates and activists.

You might have seen the “Google it, mate” moment (I hear it went a bit viral…) but here’s the rest of the speech outlining our vision for a better future for our country.


As part of the speech, I introduced another major campaign promise: get dental into Medicare.

Those of you who were with us in 2010 will remember we used balance of power to get dental into Medicare for kids. Now, we’re back to finish the job.

We need dental into Medicare because you shouldn’t have to go broke to fix your teeth, but many people do.

Every year, two million people avoid going to the dentist because they can’t afford it.

Not only can teeth negatively affect self esteem, they can become a major health problem if left untreated.

It’s a no-brainer that dental, including orthodontics and oral surgery, is an essential part of a healthy life. That’s why it needs to be on Medicare for everyone.

Final thoughts

This election, encourage your family and friends to vote like our lives depend on it, because they do. The Greens are fighting for all our futures, and we’re on the cusp of being the most powerful third party in the next Parliament.

We can do this.

We will fight. We will grow. And we will win.

See you on the campaign trail.

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