A ballot of Greens NSW members has preselected Lee Rhiannon as the party's lead Senate candidate for NSW in the upcoming federal election.
Senator Rhiannon was elected to the Senate in 2010 and has served as the Australian Greens spokesperson for Higher Education, Aid, Democracy, Water, Animal Welfare and Local Government.
"At the next federal election the Greens will take the challenge straight up to Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten," Senator Rhiannon said.
"We are working to grow our vote, hold our Senate seats across the country and run strong, competitive campaigns in key lower house seats in NSW.
"We are ready for a possible double dissolution election. We will be working hard to win a second Greens Senate seat in NSW and to build on our recent Lower House wins on the far north coast and the inner city.