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September 5, 2011 | by  | in News | [ssba]


Victoria student and Green Party list candidate Zachary Dorner is attempting a unique strategy for the November general election.

Dorner will be treating Victoria as an electorate in itself, as there are approximately 20,000 potential votes to be won.

The Greens@Vic campaign will involve a weekly stall, as well as meetings and a gig at San Francisco Bathhouse. Dorner’s intention is to “have a conversation directly with students about what issues are important to them”.

Younger voters form an important share of Green voters, with the latest Fairfax poll showing 17% of younger voters backed the Greens, as opposed to 11% overall.
Dorner believes the Green Party has policies that will directly benefit Victoria students.

One of these is a Private Members Bill currently in the ballot, which would create minimum standards for rental housing.
“This would see the end of New Zealand’s crap flats, and save many a frozen arse in future” he says.

Dorner is no stranger to campaigning for the student vote, having previously served VUWSA as Environmental Officer, as well as being the Green candidate for the seat of Pakuranga in the 2008 election.


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  1. peteremcc says:

    Didn’t the Greens do exactly the same thing last time?

  2. Rupert Murdoch says:

    Yes. peteremcc can you PLEASE stand for VUW? 1.1% of students need you.

  3. peteremcc says:

    Given VUWSA’s usual turnouts, I could probably win if all those 1.1% of people actually voted.

  4. Michi says:

    I fucking love democracy.

  5. Marie says:

    But this isn’t a VUWSA election – it’s a real one. And in a real one, 1.1%

  6. Michi says:

    Student politicians tend to have trouble telling the difference between fantasy and reality.

  7. Student body says:

    WTF is ‘VUWSA’?

  8. Lyza says:

    Hey, kilelr job on that one you guys!

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