Bhathal’s loss in Victorian seat of Batman in March was dogged by internal leaks and complaints against her

Perennial Greens candidate Alex Bhathal will not run at the next federal election, hitting out at the “sabotage” that dogged her campaign to win the marginal seat of Batman earlier this year and declaring the behaviour was why “we have a parliament full of white, male lawyers.”

In a statement, Bhathal – who is currently listed at the party’s candidate for the seat which is to be renamed Cooper – said the decision was made in light of chronic stress caused by “threats, slurs and aggressions” directed at her and her family.

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