Saturday 27 November is election day in Victoria. The system of voting in the Legislative Assembly - the Lower House - is Preferential. The Greens political fortunes give every impression of being on the rise in the inner metropolitan area of Melbourne. They have just gained their first seat in the House of Representatives in the Federal Parliament - from the inner metropolitan area of Melbourne. Together with the hung Federal Parliament, the Brumby Labor Government is very nervous about the outcome of the Victorian election.
So, Networkers, we have the Premier of Victoria, John Brumby, begging Liberals - the major Opposition party - not to preference The Greens.
Meanwhile, my friend Maria - the indefatigible Water Warrior (and boy did she get what she wanted to say in at the Murray Darling Basin Authority community engagement event yesterday!) - has written this begging letter to The Greens:
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please do NOT prefence Labor-URGE