Danby calls on O’Farrell to block Greens in Marrickville

March 6, 2011 by Henry Benjamin
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Federal Labor MP Michael Danby has called on NSW Liberal leader Barry O’Farrell to block a Greens victory in the NSW State election.

Michael Danby


Danby believes that the introduction of preferences in the NSW State election on March 26 will successfully avoid a Greens win for Fiona Byrne who is challenging sitting Labor member Carmel Tebbut, currently Deputy  Premier and Minister for Health. Byrne is Mayor of Marrickville and has called on a boycott of everything Israeli in the municipality. Currently, Marrickville Council is looking at procedures to implement the boycott.

Danby told J-Wire: “I want to commend the NSW Opposition Leader and would-be Premier Barry O’Farrell on his sentiments as expressed on ABC radio. However, he has a chance to do something about it at the forthcoming NSW State election. If only in the seat of Marrickville  the Liberals would indicate their preferences against the Greens candidate , there is a possibility that the woman who has lead the campaign for the total boycott against Israel, not just from the West Bank, but total boycott of Israel ia defeated in the forthcoming election.Liberal preferences against her would be crucial. I conclude is by saying all that is required for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.


5 Responses to “Danby calls on O’Farrell to block Greens in Marrickville”
  1. janice says:

    Greens win in german elections!!!

    need we say more that there is a shift occuring sir?

  2. sam says says:

    Greens win Balmain seat!!!!

    What were you saying sir?

  3. I agree with Michael Danby that evil will prevail if good people do nothing. That is why fellow human beings should be concerned about the 43 year occupation of Palestinians and the failure to resolve the 60 year plus plight of Palestinian refugees. So as good people let us speak up for Palestinians. The best security for Israel is a stable and secure Palestinian state. If anything can be learnt from World War I is that impoverishing a defeated people will only return to haunt you. True security involves ensuring your neighbours are materially strong, strong democratic systems are in place and people feel integrated and protected within the international political system.

  4. Marcus says:

    Good on ya Fiona, go Greens! Fair-minded Aussies who believe in justice support the BDS.

  5. Enoch says:

    Its good that Danby stands up for Israel.
    But what about Labor’s preferences at the seat? Are they going to greens first and liberals last?
    Maybe that should be something that Danby should address!

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