GREENS candidate for Eden-Monaro Catherine Moore said her party ran a positive agenda at the 2013 federal election, but ultimately suffered from a lack of media coverage.
"The Greens ran a positive campaign, but without the backing of Australia's biggest media magnate and millions of campaign dollars to use on advertising and leaflets, it was always going to be hard to get our message across," Ms Moore said.
"This was compounded by the commonly expressed view of media commentators that there was no point in talking to other parties because only the ALP or Coalition would win the election, and the misinformation that was perpetuated, particularly by the Coalition, about the Greens.
"But the success of Adam Bandt has shown that where Greens are elected, they enjoy enormous support and are likely to be re-elected, no matter what preference deals are done by others in an attempt to keep them out," she said.
Ms Moore won just over 7 per cent of the vote this year, down approximately 2.5 per cent on her 2010 campaign.
"I didn't expect anything out of this election. I knew that it was going to be quite difficult for the Greens. I was thinking I'd be really lucky if I got the same percentage as last time, so it's not as if there's been any shock," she said.
As for whether she would run again in 2016, Ms Moore said she needed a long break before considering the idea.
"I haven't thought about any of that. I need to have a rest. It's been a long campaign," she said.
"I don't have any illusions that I'm going to sweep the seat away (from the major parties). It's something I can do for the Greens because I know what to do, and I'm familiar with policies and I've been part of the process for a long time.
"So I'm well placed to do it if people want me to. But I'm not making any decisions, not for a year or two I'd say."