Adrian Wone won’t tell voters where to put preferences.
Adrian Wone won’t tell voters where to put preferences.

No deal for local Green

GREENS candidate for the seat of Hinkler Adrian Wone will not be directing preferences of people who vote for him on election day.

Despite a deal this week between the Greens and the Labor Party, Mr Wone says he will let his supporters make up their own minds.

According to the deal, the Labor Party will direct its Senate preferences to the Greens, who will return the favour in some lower house seats.

But Mr Wone said from the way he understood the deal it only applied to the Senate, with lower house candidates free to direct preferences any way they wanted.

“I'm not telling people where to put their preferences, it's a personal thing,” he said.

“For every person it's their democratic right to vote the way they want.”

Mr Wone said he was asking people to vote for him but to send their preferences any way they wanted.

“I'm surprised people will think they have to have a how-to-vote card that will tell them to give their second preference to Labor,” he said.

“I won't be doing any how-to-vote cards.”

Mr Wone said voters were intelligent enough to choose the way they would vote for themselves.



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