If you’re serious about wanting to keep Richmond gasfield free, check out who the Stop CSG Party is preferencing in the Senate.
Stop CSG Party has preferenced the far-right Australia First and protectionist parties ahead of the Greens in NSW, and Family First also ahead of Greens in Qld and Vic.
The final seat in the Senate will be between the Shooters and Fishers, Fred Nile’s Christian Democrat Party and Cate Faehrmann for the Greens.
Whoever wins that seat will have the balance of power in the Senate.
The Greens is the only party that really has an agenda to stop coal seam and other unconventional gas mining.
WikiLeaks Party has preferenced the Shooters and far-right parties Australia First and Protectionist Party ahead of Greens in NSW. They have preferenced the Nats ahead of Scott Ludlam (Greens) in WA. They now claim this is due to an ‘administrative error’.
Preferencing is only a recommendation but if you decide to vote below the line in the Senate make sure you know what each party stands for.
You can check out all preference decisions on http://www.aec.gov.au/election/downloads.htm.
Every vote counts – including yours.
Vivien Royston, New Brighton
To quote from the distribution preferences wrap up: “2,920 (0.09%) votes originally from Stop CSG distributed to The Greens (Cate FAEHRMANN) via preference 43.”
So there you have it! All the STOP CSG Party votes preferentially went to Cate Faehrmann from The Greens as was designed to be. It’s a shame more smaller parties did not do this for Cate so she could have got into the Senate.