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All options open to the new and powerful Greens – “progressively”

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Victorian Greens leader Samantha Ratnam has spruiked the virtues of multi-party governments in response to questions about forming a coalition with the Labor party.

The party has new muscle after winning the seat of Northcote from the ALP in Saturday’s by-election.

Asked whether the Greens had their eye negotiating a cabinet seat or coalition with Labor party, Ms Ratnam told Neil Mitchell “we’ll consider all the options as they come”.

“We’re seeing across the world that multi-party government is actually become the norm,” she said.

“We want to see a progressive government. We want to see real action on big issues.

“(Northcote voters) liked us talking about big ideas and the big issues.”