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In the ACT the Greens campaigned for - and won - as part of a coalition with Labor. Greens Rebecca Vassarotti MLA will join Greens Lord Mayoral for Sydney candidate Sylvie Ellsmore to discuss lessons learnt about winning - and governing - around a progressive agenda for action on climate change, housing affordability and economic justice.


The ACT Greens achieved a record result in 2020, significantly expanding their numbers in the ACT parliament and the cabinet. The rising Greens tide shifted the entire political spectrum to the left, making climate action, addressing inequality and housing security central to ACT politics.

The Liberals lost seats, leaving the Greens-Labor power sharing government with a commanding majority. Building on their record within government, the Greens ran a grassroots campaign designed to win seats and push (and set) the agenda of the next government.

Minister Rebecca Vassarotti MLA will join Greens Lord Mayoral for Sydney candidate Sylvie Ellsmore to reflect on the ACT Greens campaign and the government that has followed. How can we build a campaign that delivers electoral success, progressive governance and sets the agenda for the next four years in the city.

About the speakers

Rebecca Vassarotti MLA

Rebecca Vassarotti MLA is a member for the seat of Kurrajong, elected in 2020. A member of the ACT Greens, she is the Minister for the Environment; Heritage; Homelessness and Housing Services; and Sustainable Building and Construction.

Rebecca has held the positions of Executive Director at YWCA Canberra, Deputy CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service, and Executive Director of the International Network on Hepatitis and Substance Use. Find out more:

MC: Sylvie Ellsmore, Greens Sydney Lord Mayoral Candidate

Sylvie Ellsmore is the lead council candidate for the 2021 City of Sydney Council election. She represented the Newtown ward, Wali, on the former Marrickville Council from 2012 to 2016, and was the Sydney candidate in the 2016 federal election. She is a local activist and community organiser who has worked for unions, community and First Nations organisations.


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5th May, 2021 6:00 PM   through   7:00 PM
Online via Zoom-details will be sent after registrations
NSW - Local Group Events $0 Concession, $5 Waged, $20 Keen Green
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Concession $ 0.00
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