Green elected in NSW

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Green elected in NSW

By Dave Wright

SYDNEY — Ian Cohen from the Greens has won a seat in the state's upper house.

Other minor party candidates elected include the right-wing Shooters Party and Call to Australia, as well as a Democrat and A Better Future for our Children.

This means that the upper house will be made up of 18 Coalition and three other conservatives, 17 Labor and four left-leaning members. This could make it difficult for Labor to get its legislation through the upper house.

Already the Democrats have warned that they will not support even the most progressive of Labor's industrial relations amendments. According to Democrat leader Liz Kirby, they do not support "compulsory unionism". The NSW Greens' have a pro-union position.