The Australian Greens will provide stability in the Senate and will continue to provide a constructive voice in Parliament, Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said when the federal Greens party room of 10 met for the first time.
Marking 25 years as a parliamentarian, Senator Brown welcomed the expanded team after more than 1.6 million Australians voted Green last year. Queensland’s Senator Larissa Waters, Victoria’s Senator Richard Di Natale, New South Wales’ Senator Lee Rhiannon and South Australia’s Senator Penny Wright were then sworn in, taking their seats in a Senate where we represent every state in Australia, for the first time.
Greens now hold the balance of power in the Senate and share the balance of power in the House of Representatives where Adam Bandt represents Melbourne. We have more than 10,000 party members, 35,000 Australian Greens fans on Facebook and thousands who follow us on Twitter.