Statement from National Council on the Federal Election 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Australian Greens' National Council: 

1. Thanks and congratulates all candidates, staff and volunteers for their hard work, which made the campaign an overall success.

2. Recognises that this is the biggest campaign that the Australian Greens have ever run and acknowledges the cooperation and collaboration right across the country that made this possible.

3. Notes with sadness that Robert Simms has not been returned to Parliament and acknowledges and thanks Robert for the important contributions he made in his time as a Senator for South Australia and his advocacy on a range of important issues including LGBTIQA+ rights and higher education. 

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