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Greens Suffer in State Election

Tuesday 12th March / presented by Daniel Cleary

The 2013 State Election is over, and the results are in – West Australians have decided a Liberal Government is the best way forward in an overwhelming win for the incumbent party.

The Greens have returned a bitterly disappointing result, and may have as little as two members in the Upper House.

The only region to favour the Greens was the Kimberley – this may speak volumes of the communities’ opposition to the Liberals’ proposed gas hub at James Price Point.

We’ll see…

Everywhere else though, there was a pronounced swing away from the party that believes our economic activity needs to be more resource efficient, our decision making more democratic, and social policies more inclusive of minorities.

So are we ultimately more concerned with the development and construction of our economy and cities than the preservation and protection of our natural resources?

There’s much to discuss – Greens MLC Lynn Maclaren joined Peter Barr to take a look at a disappointing result for her party…

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