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Interview With Senator Sarah Hanson-Young -

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Welcome back to the Project. We'll cross to Greens Senator cross to Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, it looks like you Hanson-Young, it looks like you may

take the seat of Denison from Labor

if preferences go well. Is if preferences go well. Is it realistic, are you excited. It's realistic, are you excited. It's a

bit of a long shot. We need to bit of a long shot. We need to stay ahead of the Liberals, at ahead of the Liberals, at the moment we are a moment we are a fraction ahead.

It's still a bit of a long shot I

think in the seat of Denison. The exciting thing is around exciting thing is around the country there's an increase in country there's an increase in the

Greens vote thus far, particularly

in Tasmania. Whether it's Jeff

Cowser in the seat of Denison or Christine Milne up to Christine Milne up to election as

Tasmanian Senator, and we need to

look at Adam Brandt in Victoria. look at Adam Brandt in Victoria. We are sitting tight waiting for are sitting tight waiting for those

results. Senator, I believe you

believe in democracy. Absolutely.

That being the case, do you That being the case, do you think it's OK for half-a-dozen it's OK for half-a-dozen Green members of parliament to run members of parliament to run the

country, which is what could happen in the Senate. What we in the Senate. What we could possibly see is if the possibly see is if the Greens win the balance of power after the balance of power after this weekend's election is better

results for Australian results for Australian people. It means whoever wins means whoever wins Government

whether it be Tony Abbott or whether it be Tony Abbott or Julia Gillard we'll have to negotiate Gillard we'll have to negotiate to

get better outcomes. No-one can ram

through legislation that through legislation that means, willy-nilly. They have to negotiate and talk things and talk things through and convince everybody that the

convince everybody that the results

will be the best ones possible.

That is, of course, far better for democracy than simply one

democracy than simply one political party dominating when, party dominating when, of course, because you win Government because you win Government doesn't

mean you have the majority of mean you have the majority of the votes. Sarah, the vote has gone up,

and the Greens did a and the Greens did a good job.

Thanks very much for speaking to us.

The first order of business for the

Greens could be enforcing

vegetarian pizzas only at election

night policy. There's a

night policy. There's a lot of people the Greens have to

people the Greens have to thank for

how well they have done.

how well they have done. Some are

not people, they are not people, they are animals. The