SHE’S GREEN, BUT COULD BE TRAD’S GIANT-SLAYER
ROOKIE Greens candidate Amy MacMahon yesterday launched her “grassroots” campaign against the state’s second most powerful politician, Jackie Trad.
Handed the keys to drive the campaign for South Brisbane, which The Greens describe as their “most winnable” seat at the upcoming state election, Ms MacMahon insists she is comfortable carrying the lofty hopes of the party on her shoulders.
Party heavyweights were yesterday in Brisbane to officially launch their campaign for the state election despite Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk remaining coy on a possible polling date.
Ms MacMahon indicated her Green preferences were set to flow to Labor when the election does come, saying One Nation and the LNP will be preferenced last.
Following Ms Trad’s support of the Adani mine in Central Queensland, Ms MacMahon said the Deputy Premier had deserted her voter base in South Brisbane.
“I think people see the two major parties as not being very different – people are really fed up, they’re really unhappy with corporate donations and people can see the Deputy Premier right in the middle of all of this,” she said.
“The Labor Party have really let people down, they have failed to tackle corruption, they have failed people with the housing crisis and this ongoing support of Adani has left people feeling really betrayed.”
Greens insiders believe they are within 450 votes of ousting Ms Trad, following the landmark victory of Jonathan Sri in the Gabba ward for the Brisbane City Council election last year.