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Qld Greens candidate Vinnie Batten on running for Peter Dutton's seat of Dickson

Updated: May 29, 2022

The seat has been held by the Defence Minister since 2001.

The Greens candidate for the Queensland seat of Dickson has told 6 News that he decided to run to "help push climate action in the right direction," and that the Greens are the party "best aligned" with his values.

Vinnie Batten, 26, is an environmental scientist & currently running for Defence Minister Peter Dutton's seat.

He told SpinCheck that "we're going to be focusing predominantly on the result in the senate across the whole state...but, of course, we would love to see Peter Dutton lose his seat here."

Dutton won the seat in 2001 as a member of the Liberal Party, before switching to the LNP following the merger of the Liberals & Nationals in Queensland.

The ABC describes Dickson as a marginal seat.

6 News reached out to Mr. Dutton's office for an interview, but they told us that he was unavailable.

We also reached out to One Nation candidate Tamera Gibson - however, we were told that the interview request would only be considered if we provided all questions in advance.

This is not how our interviews are conducted.

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