I first got to know Alex when we were state delegates to Australian Greens National Councils. Her for Vic and me for NSW. Alex is a skilled and passionate orator and negotiator. She has a strong sense of justice and the courage to stand up for what she believes in, but also the keen senses to know when it’s necessary to bend enough (never too much!) to get the best outcome possible out of a situation. I’m very glad we were arguing from the same position most of the time and consider myself fortunate now to call her friend!!