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Greens claim election victory in Brisbane, Labor candidate concedes

Greens candidate for Brisbane Stephen Bates has claimed victory in the electorate, while his Labor opponent has conceded.

Bates spoke at a press conference on Saturday and described what will be the party's fourth win in the lower house in the federal election as a reflection of how people in his electorate are feeling.

"We knew that people were interested in what we were saying and we knew that people liked our policies," he said.

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Greens candidate for Brisbane Stephen Bates has claimed victory in the electorate, while his Labor opponent has conceded.

"They told us they wanted to get 100 per cent publicly owned renewable energy, they wanted dental and mental health into Medicare, they wanted action on the housing crisis.

"It's turned into a victory for us."

The Greens have also claimed victories in the seats of Griffiths and Ryan and leader Adam Bandt also retained the seat of Melbourne, giving the party their best-ever result in the House of Representatives.

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Labor candidate Madonna Jarrett said while the count "is still ongoing, it is clear that we won't get across the line here in Brisbane".

"While I am disappointed I could not be prouder of the campaign we have run here in Brisbane over the past twelve months," she said.

"Earlier this afternoon, I called Stephen Bates to congratulate him on his successful campaign.

"I wish him all the best for the term ahead."

Adam Bandt addressed the news on Twitter, declaring to his followers that "the greenslide continues".

"Stephen's fantastic win means the Liberals' defeat is even more profound," Bandt said.

"We're the most powerful third party in the Parliament, and we're ready to fight for action on climate and inequality."

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