Whats' with the Victorian Greens' preferences?


ITEM:In today's Melbourne Age, the Victorian Greens have run an ad which says: "We have not preferenced the Liberals in any seats". It also urges readers to check that this is true on their website www.vic.greens.org.au.

If you click on their how to vote you will see that the Greens have offered alternative how to votes (two tickets) in the following 17 Lower House electorates:

Ballarat East, Ballarat West, Benambra, Bendigo West, Box Hill, Doncaster, Footscray, Gippsland East, Gippsland South, Hawthorn, Kew, Scoresby, Shepparton, South-West Coast, South Barwon, Swan Hill & Warrandyte.

In Benalla, Lara, Mildura and Rodney the Greens don't direct their second preferences and beyond.

In Ballarat East, one of their tickets urges (3) Liberals, (4) ALP.

In Ballarat West, one of their tickets urges (2) Liberals, (3) ALP.

In Benambra, one of their tickets urges (2) Nationals, (3) Liberals, (4) ALP.

In Bendigo West, one of their tickets urges (2) Liberals, (3) Nationals, (4) ALP.

In Box Hill, one of their tickets urges (2) Liberals, (3) Peoples Power, a right-wing group (4) ALP.

In Doncaster, one of their tickets urges (3) Liberals, (4) ALP.

In Footscray, both their tickets urges (2) Socialist Alliance and ALP before Liberals.

In Gippsland East, one of their tickets urges (2) Liberals, (5) ALP.

In Gipplsand South, one of their split tickets urges (3) Nationals, (4) Liberals, (5) ALP.

In Hawthorn, one of their tickets urges (2) Liberals, (3) ALP

In Kew, one of their tickets urges (3) Liberals, (4) ALP.

In Scoresby, one of their tickets urges (2) Liberals, (3) Peoples Power, a right-wing group (4) ALP.

In Shepparton, one of their tickets urges (2) Liberals, (3) Nationals, (4) ALP.

In South Barwon, one of their tickets urges (2) Liberals, (3) ALP.

In South-West Coast, one of their tickets urges (2) Peoples Power, a right-wing group, (3) Liberals, 4) ALP.

In Swan Hill, one of their tickets urges (2) Liberals, (3) ALP.

In Warrandyte, one of their tickets urges (2) Liberals, (3) ALP.

See also: this GLW article


See also Socialist Alliance How to vote

Also:
Subject: The truth about Greens preferences this Victorian election
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 19:08:28 +1100
From: Alison Clarke <pc@...>

Dear Greens Members,

Any suggestion that the Greens are preferencing the Liberals or Nationals anywhere is entirely false.

Despite anything that might be in the media, or in any garbled reports you may receive, the Greens are NOT recommending preferences to the Liberals (or Nationals) in any seats. We ARE recommending a preference to the ALP in the vast majority of the marginals that matter, and in
most other seats.

In some seats, we will leave it to the voters' choice, by providing a split or open ticket that allows them to Vote Green and then preference whichever major party they choose.

In the Upper House we have already determined to provide all preferences to like-minded parties first, then Labor, then the Conservatives, then the candidates with the most extremely opposed position to The Greens.

By contrast, the ALP has preferenced the so-called Country Alliance ahead of the Greens. This Party is essentially a Shooters-and-Loggers Party.

Anyone who expresses any doubts about Greens preferences should be referred to our website where the whole set of lower house tickets across Victoria is available:


You can see how preferences from above-the-line votes will flow in the upper house at link

Please feel free to pass this email on to others.

Best wishes,

VSECC and the Campaign Team,
Australian Greens (Victoria)
1/377 Little Bourke St, Melbourne 3001
(PO Box 4589 Melbourne 3001)
(03) 9602 1141

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