Tag: Greens Party

Putting the Greens Party last a mistake

Mr Dastyari, who described the Greens as “extremists not unlike One Nation”, said Labor must “stop treating them like they are part of our family … Where it is in the Labor Party’s interest to do so, we should consider placing (the Greens) last – just like we did with One Nation,” he said. The Australian reports this weekend, […]

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Guerrilla war

Author of Looking for the Light on the Hill: Modern Labor’s Challenges, Troy Bramston wrote an interesting article in The Australian today. Here’s an excerpt: Labor’s wiser heads believe the Greens’ support has peaked and Brown’s departure will accelerate their decline. Labor research provides an insight into who votes Green and why, and suggests the bigger […]

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Baillieu’s carbon betrayal

Ted Baillieu promised at the 2010 Victorian election that he would keep the legislated target of 20% reduction of carbon emissions by 2020 (on 2000 levels) — in fact, the Liberal Party supported this legislation when it came to parliament. Yesterday, Environment Minister Ryan Smith announced that the Victorian government would dump the target. With Victoria […]

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At the same time that I got my hands on Confessions of a Faceless Man, I also got a copy of the latest soul-searching Labor “where are we heading” book, called “All That’s Left: What Labor Should Stand For” edited by Tim Soutphommasane and Nick Dyrenfurth. This book deserves somewhat more than the quick and […]

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