Federal Election - getting the Green back in the southwest
The counting is almost done in the seats of Werriwa and Fowler, and we're pleased to say that we've seen a positive trend for both.
While we're still not quite to our high-water mark of 2010, we have clawed back a lot of ground in an election that was always fated to be tough for us out here.
Most pleasing still is the fact that we have well more than 10,000 voters in the Liverpool and Fairfield areas who gave us their first preference. This is a solid base, and one we must work hard to consolidate.
This involves turning that passive support into active support.
There has never been a more important time for action. Both major parties have had a serious shake up, and their primary votes are at a low ebb. At the same time, smaller parties and Independents have received stronger support, but we need to be certain that ideas from all sections are debated, reviewed, and moderated.
We need you to help us make an impact - can you give some time in the lead-up to the Council election to be held on September 10, or on polling day? Your vote is powerful, and your help is even more potent!
Read more | July 20, 2016
Be a part of the friendly revolution - make a difference!
Politics in this country needs a gigantic shake up.
Slanging matches, hate speech, witchhunts and disrespect have become the norm, and you are the victims in this appalling degeneration of values, where the welfare of the country and the future of your children takes second place to the personal ambition of politicians.
When the prime goal of the major political groups is to take power or keep power on a three-year rolling cycle of elections, there is simply no way that we can expect bold vision or the leadership this country must have. Time is actually running out to make a difference, but you can help to stop the rot.
We must build the progressive vote across the country, and especially here in western Sydney, where the message has had trouble gaining traction.
Is it easy? Absolutely not. Is it critical? Definitely.
Come and join us - be part of grassroots democracy! Join the friendly revolution!
Read more | January 24, 2016
Your local Greens group
Fairfield Liverpool Greens are currently meeting monthly.
Our next meeting is to be held on 25 July, 2016 in Liverpool (Mill Rd) Community Centre commencing at 6:15pm sharp.
If you are interested in becoming involved with the fastest growing party in Australia, and work for the best interests of our area, please give us a call and arrange to come along for a look.
Our aim is to help more local people come to know what the Greens are really about. Far too much misinformation has been spread by our political opponents - of course, why would they ever want us to be seen in a positive light? - and some people have a jaundiced view of us, but often can't say why. The reality is that when people see our policies and our values for themselves - not through the lens of those who would benefit from holding back our potential support - they often see that we're actually much closer to what they want to see from a political group.
What could be more worthwhile than wanting to live in a way where people support the environment, and the environment supports people? Where those least fortunate in our society can rely on the help of government and community, and where your human rights are sacrosanct? Where the people make decisions that affect their local life, and where communities have a say through full consultation rather than bow to the whim of bureaucrats? And where everyone can live in peace and harmony, where the national investment in health, education and prosperity is our greatest priority?
These are the principles of the Greens, and the pillars guiding our decision-making process in the Fairfield/Liverpool group.
Read more | July 20, 2016