Member for Western Victoria Region, Bev McArthur has welcomed rural Victoria’s rejection of left leaning Greens ideology, with the minor party suffering swings against it in all rural seats. The primary vote results so far speak for themselves. 

Support for the Greens was at its worst in Wannon where their candidate came last behind all candidates, including the two major parties, an independent and Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party.

Mrs McArthur said she will continue to expose the effects of green and animal activist agendas that have a detrimental effect on the way hard working country people do business.  

She said her advocacy for limited government, equitable property taxing systems, vitally needed infrastructure, the agricultural industry, and a common sense approach to the environment which she has prosecuted over the past few months, would continue unabated.

Bev McArthur said she was encouraged that sensible rural Victorians have seen through the ‘Green mist’ and consequently turned their backs on an ideology which achieves little but seeks to divide city against country, farmer against urban consumer and clearly sets out to diminish the enterprising efforts of rural Victorians. 

In all of Victoria’s rural seats, as defined by the AEC “Melbourne Surrounds and Melbourne Urban”, the Greens suffered swings against them in the Federal election on the 18th of May.

The swings calculated so far (as of the 20th May) in the primary vote are:

Wannon: - 2.2%

Mallee: - 4%

Gippsland: - 2.3%

Nicholls: - 0.8%

Indi: - 0.3%

Monash: - 3.5%

Since her election in November 2018, Bev McArthur has been prosecuting key issues in Western Victoria Region in opposition to the Greens and Animal Justice agenda, including promoting roadside grazing and livestock droving; reducing ‘out of control’ roadside vegetation; ending poison baits in public spaces; and strengthening trespass laws for intruding animal activists.

Bev McArthur has been fighting bureaucracy at every turn, contending that “common sense should prevail over the frequent Green ideology, largely emanating from inner Melbourne that pervades so many government departments who are the regulators of rural Victorians.”

“Clearly rural Victoria has seen through the Green mist and voted accordingly” Mrs McArthur said. 

“The inner-city focus of their radical ideology is completely incompatible with the concerns of rural Victorians and the voters demonstrated that on Saturday at the ballot box,” she concluded.

20 May 2019