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Newtown: Green from the beginning

With the highest primary vote ever recorded by the Greens in a state or federal electorate, Newtown has become Greens from the very beginning. Jenny Leong will be the member for Newtown in the next parliament, joining Jamie Parker and the new Greens MP for Ballina, Tamara Smith. We are still waiting on late returns to see what happens in Lismore, where the Greens recorded a swing of over 20% from the Nationals.

The Newtown campaign was one of the largest and most energetic of the election. Working closely with the community on issues like West Connex, affordable housing and human rights,  The Greens received approximately 60% of the two candidate preferred vote.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated, spoke to friends and voted for the Greens in Newtown. We can now look forward to four years of working together to change progressive politics in NSW. Jenny is in the process of setting up her office, in the meantime you can contact our new MP through her website: http://www.jennyleong.org/

State Election 2015

In 2015 we have the opportunity to reset NSW politics. To create a clean economy, a fair and inclusive society and to remove the corrupting influence of money politics.

In the inner west we will be campaigning to keep our communities diverse, our housing affordable, to transition to 100% renewables and to build a 21st century public transport system.

At this election we have a real choice between:

  • privatisation vs public investment
  • money politics vs democracy
  • cuts in community services vs investment in a caring community
  • massive new road projects vs investment in public transport
  • dirty coal vs renewable energy
  • the politics of fear vs an inclusive society, and
  • discrimination vs human rights for all.

Meet the Greens candidates

Jenny Leong heashot

With the creation of the new seat of Newtown, when residents go to the polls on 28 March 2015 they will have the opportunity to elect the Greens candidate Jenny Leong, a human rights activist and former president of the University Sydney postgraduate association.


Learnt more about Jenny and support the Greens for Newtown campaign by visiting the Jenny Leong for Newtown website (local campaigns, media and upcoming events are posted here), volunteering, making a donation (the Greens only take donations for individuals, not businesses) or following the campaign on Facebook.

Max Corflute design one small

In Summer Hill, the former seat known as Marrickville, the Greens candidate is experienced Greens Councillor Max Phillips. Max has a strong track record of defending the interests of residents of the Inner West, fighting off bad developments, exposing dodgy dealings and campaigning for greater transparency in government.  Read about Clr Phillips media releases and campaigns on this site, or follow the Max Phillips for Summer Hill campaign on Facebook.

To meet other Greens candidates in the 2015 State Election, to download Greens policies, volunteer or donate to the State campaign visit the State campaign website.

*Opening night screening of “Gasland” *

Thursday 18 November
Palace Cinema – Norton St.,Leichhardt
From 6pm for drinks / 6.45pm speaker / 7-9pm film
Marrickville and Balmain State election campaign fundraiser.
$15 conc, $20 standard, $25 keen Green
previous publicity has had different prices  – $15 or more is OK

Bookings : please email colin@nsw.greens.org.au or phone Colin Charlton 0412924251

With the recent revelation of a gas exploration licence being granted to Macquarie Energy by the NSW Dept of Mineral Resources,  for coal seam gas exploratory drilling at St. Peters, this film is something that all local residents should see.

Gasland shows American filmmaker Josh Fox’s unravelling of the environmental hazards of ‘fracking’ or hydrolic fracturing occuring throughout the US in the current gas drilling boom.

“The *Gaslands* story of an industry that has wreaked environmental destruction across the United States is timely and disturbing – this same industry is now knocking on the NSW Government’s door. This powerful film is a must-see for everyone concerned about the safety of our water and food supplies and the health of our communities and environment.”  Cate Faehrmann Greens MLC,  who will introduce the movie.



Bookings : please email or phone Colin Charlton 0412924251 colin@nsw.greens.org.au
Tickets available at the cinema at the Greens table.