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History of The Greens in NSW

The Greens are a vibrant and growing political force in Australia and around the world.

Since the party's formation in NSW in 1984, The Greens have made significant electoral advances. In 1995, when Ian Cohen was elected to parliament, The Greens NSW had eight affiliated groups and contested 30 seats in the state election. Four years later, Lee Rhiannon was elected to join Ian in the NSW Legislative Council. In the 2003 state election, The Greens contested every seat, received 8.5% of the vote and both Ian Cohen and Sylvia Hale were elected.

Kerry Nettle was elected as a Senator for NSW in the 2001 federal election. In 2004, we doubled our Senate team after receiving nearly a million votes Australia-wide. Rachel Siewert (WA) and Christine Milne (Tas) have joined Bob Brown and Kerry Nettle in the Senate on 1 July 2005.

In addition to parliamentary representation, the Greens now have 59 local government councillors across NSW.

Lee Rhiannon and John Kaye have been elected to the NSW Upper House in the election last month, and have taken their places in parliament on the cross benches of the Upper House of the new government of Morris Iemma.

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The Greens' support is only as strong as members' involvement at the grassroots. Your support is vital in working towards a greener and more socially justworld. If you like what we have to say then become part of the solution - join us.

To join the greens, please visit the Greens NSW - Join The Greens page. In the 2010 Federal election Lee Rhiannon was elected as Senator for NSW, and at the 2011 State election The Greens were successful to elect three Upper House members, Davis Shoebridge, Jan Barham and Jeremy Buckingham, who joined John Kaye and Cate Faehrmann. In the recent Federal election in September 2013, Cate Faehrmann was our number one Senate candidate for NSW, but with the drop in vote in NSW for Greens, was unsuccessful. Mehreen Faruqi joined the Upper House when Cate stepped down for the campaign. She is the first politician with a Muslim background in the NSW State or Federal arenas.

If you want to join Maitland Greens, you can join via the Greens NSW website, or contact Maitland Greens Membership secretary, Jan Davis on 0417 422 738.

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