Greens launch bid for #Wills2016 reports @takvera #Ausvotes

Last weekend I attended the Greens campaign launch in Wills. This electorate is one of a very few around Australia where the battle is now between Labor and the Greens. The Greens have pre-selected a high profile local candidate: Samantha Ratnam is a local Greens Councillor and current Mayor of the City of Moreland. A social worker by training, she is highly articulate and compassionate. Her campaign launch was conducted at the Brunswick Foodstore opposite the rear entrance to Barkly Square shopping centre. It is one of those new food, boutique beer and entertainment cafes that have become much more common in this suburb over the last decade. Proud to […]

Greens and ALP preselect candidates for #Wills2016 #Ausvotes reports @takvera

The 2016 Federal election is warming up in the seat of Wills, in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs. Preselection and nomination of candidates for the ALP and Greens has taken place. For some background of the seat see the Wills seat Profile I wrote in 2013. [View the story “Greens and ALP preselect candidates for #Wills2016 #Ausvotes” on Storify] Disclosure: John Englart while expressing progressive politics, is not a member of any political party. He is an active local observer of politics in the seat of Wills and pursues issue based politics through local environmental and community groups such as Climate Action Moreland and Sustainable Fawkner.