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The King-maker: Greens leader Richard di Natale looms as key election player

Just as Bill Shorten shut the door on a potential Labor-Greens coalition government, the Greens leader has nudged it ajar again.

Senator Richard Di Natale told Tom Elliott he thinks Mr Shorten was just beating his chest.

‘They always talk tough in the lead-up to an election,’ he said.

Mr Di Natale said if it comes to forming a multi-party government, the Greens would try to strike an agreement that benefits the issues they are concerned about.

‘Tackling global warming, the clean energy economy, decency to refugees and asylum seekers, tackling inequality would be the basis of any negotiation,’ he said.

Mr Di Natale dismissed the idea that he is the ‘king-maker’ of the election.

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