Three months since the election, and the Greens have made some surprising gains.
With the support of the Greens’ best-known member, Richard Di Natale, they are now well on the way to becoming the first party to be elected in the history of the Australian National Party (ANP) in the state parliament.
But what will the next two years hold for the party?
Read more A lot will depend on the future of Mr Di Natay, who is stepping down from his position as shadow treasurer after this term.
He has announced he will stand for a seat in the Lower House of the Parliament, and could make a return to Parliament in 2020.
In his first speech as Treasurer, Mr Di Nata said the Greens had made some gains but the party was still in the “trying and failing” phase.
“Our party has taken a number of steps in the last few months that are not easy, and that is to say, we’ve made some really important, positive steps,” he said.
The first big move by the Greens was the launch of a campaign for Mr DiNatale to be the party’s new leader. “
We’ve got to do everything we can to get ourselves back into government and then start moving forward.”
The first big move by the Greens was the launch of a campaign for Mr DiNatale to be the party’s new leader.
The party had previously made the decision to run in the NSW state election, where Mr DiNata lost to a candidate who supported a range of policies that included a return of same-sex marriage and the introduction of a minimum wage.
However, the party is now focused on winning back a seat for the first time since 2013, with a party spokesman saying the focus was now on winning the election in the new year.
And the new leader will need to be a strong leader.
“What the Greens are doing is not a one-off,” Mr DiNeta said.
It is also important to note that the party will have to find a leader in its state parliament seat, which is currently held by the Nationals.
One of the most important aspects of the next three years will be determining whether the Greens can get their policies across to the electorate.
For now, the Greens seem to be having a successful year.
But if things continue to go according to plan, the next election may come down to the balance of power between the Liberals and the Nationals, and if the Greens win, they may be able to hold on to their seat for a while longer.
If the Greens do manage to get back into parliament, they could be a force to be reckoned with for some time to come.