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Fourth seat gives Greens ACT stronghold: Brown.

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Bob Brown

Australian Senate Australian Greens Senator for Tasmania

media release

26 October 2008

Fourth Seat Gives Greens ACT Stronghold - Brown

"Labor and Liberal Must Offer Constructive Ideas"

The Greens' Caroline le Couteur has won the fourth seat for the party in the ACT Legislative Assembly, giving the Greens a new political stronghold, says Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown.

"This is a new milestone for the Greens, and underscores the new role of the Greens as Australia's third political force," Senator Brown said.

"With both Labor and Liberal captured by vested interests like the coal and logging industries, Australian voters are backing the Greens' long-range vision for social justice, the environment and a new Green economy."

"The Greens now have 26 seats in Australian Parliaments and it is only a matter of time before we win seats in the House of Representatives."

"ACT voters have elected an excellent team of Greens and it is up to the Labor and Liberal Parties there to offer constructive ideas on how best to share power," Senator Brown said.

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