For years, the seat of Batman has been neglected by dodgy representation that doesn’t stack up. The people of Batman know this and that’s why Alex Bhathal came within 1% of winning the seat in 2016.
Now, finally, dodgy David Feeney has resigned, paving the way for a by-election in Batman.
Last year, we turned the state seat of Northcote Green for the first time ever. The huge swing to Lidia Thorpe and away from Labor showed that the area is ready for a change. Last year, Melbourne volunteers turned out to support Lidia in Northcote. And we won. We know that people-powered movements win seats.
Alex Bhathal is a social worker, a mum and a Preston local. Alex has spent decades working with families and young people, and advocating for refugee and migration rights. If elected, she would join Adam as the second Green in the House of Representatives. With two Greens in the Parliament after the next election, this is our chance to seize the balance of power and do even more to stand up, for our climate, refugees, and a better deal for young people and Stop The Adani Mine.
In Melbourne we know what it takes to turn a seat Green, it takes people like you.
We won Melbourne in 2010 and have held it since because people like you believed in a better Melbourne and put that belief into action. You hit the streets, the phones, you had thousands of conversations with voters, and together, we made history.
Let’s do it again in! Join us to elect Alex and turn Batman Green!