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Public should hear from the Greens in leaders’ debates

Media Release
Bob Brown 16 Jul 2010

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown says the public should hear directly from the Greens in any leaders' debates before the election.

"The psephologists are predicting the Greens will most likely hold the balance of power in the Senate after the election, so we should be in the debate," Senator Brown said.

"The Greens leaders are included in Europe and Canada, and the public is provided with a much wider choice of ideas as well as a livelier debate."

"Such a forum would provide a breakout debate on the big issues, like asylum seekers and climate change, where Prime Minister Gillard and opposition leader Abbott will be more of the same," Senator Brown said.

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