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Mandy Nolan launches her campaign for the seat of Richmond

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Last night Greens’ candidate Mandy Nolan kicked off her campaign for the seat of Richmond at the upcoming Federal Election (whenever that is).

Arakwal Bundjalung woman Delta Kay, Greens MP Tamara Smith and Mandy Nolan, get ready for a night of fun in Mullum. Photo Tree Faerie.

The event held at the Mullum Leagues Club, was also an opportunity to say thank you to her army of volunteers for their support over the last year.

Many of the vollies had spent the weekend distributing her newsletters 30,000 letterboxes across the Richmond electorate.

Taking being green very seriously, Mandy was resplendent in team colours spent at the event which included almost 200 of her biggest fans.

People joined Nolan for a Moroccan feast and music from local musician Áine Tyrell, including a rendition of Born To Do This, which Nolan has adopted as her campaign theme song.

Very happy to be with her supporters, Mandy Nolan says she only needs a 5 per cent swing to take the seat from the Labor incumbent. Photo Tree Faerie.

After a rousing speech from Nolan to the faithful reiterating that The Greens only need a 5 per cent swing to take the seat from the Labor incumbent of 18 years Justine Elliott, over $5,000 was raised from supporters.

Nolan also said in the event of a hung parliament, The Greens have come forward with a plan to support Labor on the condition of an immediate moratorium on new coal and gas projects.


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21 COMMENTS

    • How long would it be before little old ladies asking for love and peace would be trampled to death with horses for peaceful protesting against her?
      Justin Trudeau has been showing what the far left does when it gets into power. People want the Libertarian Right for good reason.

  1. Great trying to knock off another progressive candidate but not attempting to take on hogan and his likes. A bit like “ life of Brian”, forgetting the climate change deniers, amongst other policies, of the current government is what we should be working towards removing. This is why they won’t ever form government is that they spend their effort reducing other progressive parties and don’t see the big picture. Look at their past attempt in knocking back a carbon trading scheme.

  2. I think you may find the other minor parties and independents will be spoilers this year.
    If you can hold enough of your supporters, you may get 5% less damage than the major parties.

  3. I have a huge amount of respect for Bob Brown and totally understand the pull of uncompromising idealism but when Many says she want wants to be part of a party that makes shit happen I fear that won’t be the Greens – even with a balance of power situation. Politics is the art of the possible – it’s naivety to think otherwise.

  4. Give her a band-wagon , she’ll jump on it !
    Wouldn’t trust her with a bent penny. For years now Mandy has advocated every ,PC, Feminist, self -serving agenda .
    Typical politician with an eye to self- aggrandization, with no thought of community service.
    Cheers, G”)

    • We need more people in parliament who have a real and powerful passion to make things better. We need more people who speak to the truth, not the party line. We need a woman who values people in all their foibles, weirdness, obstrosity, despair and desperation and who has a solid record of fighting for the underdog. Someone who doesn’t go missing in action and can stand up to the d!ç&[email protected] that congregate in Canberra. I believe that person is Mandy Nolan. What a ride the next four years will be! Can’t wait. Go Mandy!

  5. The Greens have one member in a 150 seat Parliament! After the election, I doubt they will even have that one! It’s Time, Albo 4PM, be part of history!

    • By “It’s Time, Albo4PM”, I guessing you mean real change, not just changing one dude for another dude.
      Real change won’t come with ALP/ Albo. The ALP is just as hopelessly compromised by $’sFossil Fuel Industry bribes and donations as the Coalition is. That’s why the ALP Climate policy FAILS by not following the Science – 75% emissions reductions by 2030, Net Zero emissions by 2035 and NO new fossil fuel adventures.
      If anyone is interested in a fair dinkum Climate and Energy Policy that follows the Science, then read the Greens ‘Renew Australia 2030’ policy.
      ALP has exactly the same policy on Refugees and Asylum Seekers arriving by boat, straight into Detention, thank you. So lets have no more of this faux caring about the Biloela Family whilst leaving all the other Refugees and Asylum Seekers to stay exactly where they are, IN Detention.
      Albo won’t commit to lifting Unemployment Benefit to a living rate, shame on Albo who knows better given his life experience that he has shared with the nation.
      ‘It’s Time” alright, Time for Real Change, Time to go the better way, Time for The Greens who have led the charge on the big issues of Climate and Renewable Energy, Federal ICAC, Banking Royal Commission, Disability Royal Commission.

  6. We need Mandy’s straight talking in parliament to disrupt the double speak from the other parties, and the deafening silence from the current incumbent. The Richmond electorate will be so much better off with Mandy to represent us. Let’s do the sensible thing and give her all the support we can.

  7. I suggest you all get on a Labor web site, Facbook or Twitter and look at all the policies the MSM refuse to inform you of? You need 76 seats and thats just in the Parliament lower house, then you need 39 in the Senate to pass any legislation in this country. “Something every Greens voter should think about before they repeatedly waste their vote every election”? If Labor doesn’t get those seats again, because the Greens and a cluster of LNP leaning “Independents” prevent them, “AGAIN” like last time, we will have another 3 years of Scamo Morrisons Scamvangelicals, rorting the living daylights out of the Commonwealth. We need Labor’s planned and achievable transition from fossil fuel, not some blind unachievable rhetoric, from the Greens, that has kept progressive Govt out of office for the last 9 long wasted years!
    If you want policy vote Labor! “If you want to hear a joke, go to a Mandy Nolan Girls night at the local pub”!

  8. Justine Elliott has been an outstanding Richmond MP since 2004 and has consistently delivered on major infrastructure ( Highway upgrades) and community projects for our area, she was also part of a Labor Govt. that steered this country through the GFC. WITHOUT a recession. Now for those poor misguided people who seem to enjoy fallaciously attacking high achieving people like Justine Elliott and think it`s “time for a change”, be very careful what you wish for; to replace an experienced and highly regarded politician who has actually served in Govt with an inexperienced, local comedian who would never serve in in a Govt, would have to be the stupidest move the voters of Richmond could ever make.

    • Correct you are Keith, but it might be worth it to give all of Australia a taste of why not to elect a Greens MP – and Mandy would certainly do that.

      Just imagine her maiden speech, carrying on about her vagina sixteen times and saying women should cuckold men for the child support money (as I heard her say at a comedy show while waiting for her to finish so a comedian could come on)

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