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A MATTER OF PREFERENCE: Family First helps elect Greens over Hanson

A correspondent writes that the Greens party is very two-faced when it comes to preferences:

There is a delicious irony here that despite their rant of six years over Steve Fielding, their 3rd NSW MLC, Jeremy Buckingham, was 180 votes behind Pauline Hanson when the Family First candidate was eliminated in NSW and his preferences then put the Green ahead by 2,437 votes.

Great to see Pauline Hanson’s platform was again rejected in NSW, but I imagine there is a very sheepish Green who will need to thank Family First for his eight-year term!

It is a bit like Liberal Donna Petrovich in Victoria who needs to thank the Greens for the preferences that helped her beat Country Alliance for the last position in Northern Victoria and hence the Baillieu-Ryan Government’s majority in the Legislative Council.

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