Liberals – Greens proposed Coalition: Voters need to be both alert and alarmed!

Bravo, bravo, bravo and million bravos.

It is confirmed by the Tasmanian Greens leader and the Australian Greens leader: the Greens is seeking coalition government with the Liberals.

In politics, we understand that forces entering coalition arrangement would have policies, vision and ideologies in common. In this instance let us ask the Greens leaders how close they are with the Liberals on:
1- Pessimism on acknowledging the global warming issues.
2- The eager to clear the Tasmanian forests, and every forest in Australia.
3- Selling public assets to multi-national corporations regardless of the devastating impacts on Australians lifestyle.
4- Locking up children, women and men for indefinite times in detention centres.
5- Destroying public education, public health and public housing.
6- Invading other countries of Iraq, Afghanistan and possibly Iran and Syria.
7- Promoting Islamophobia and racism in the society and introducing draconian “Anti-Terrorism” laws.
8- Alliance with far-right Christian groups who wants to bring Australia back to dark ages of Crusades.
9- Anti gays and anti drugs policy.

And we will not accept any lies and deceptions from the Greens leaders and hierarchies, anymore. They are seeking entering far-right government that will bring Tasmania to its knees on all above mentioned issues of principles.

The Greens will say that they are doing this to pacify the extreme nature of the Liberal party in Tasmania. On this issue let us explain to the readers how the things work in any coalition government: the cabinet will meet, discuss proposals and then vote on adopting the proposals before putting these proposals to the parliament for vote. And with Greens getting only one or two ministerial posts, they can argue and argue against: clearing Tasmanian forests, selling local hospitals and schools, cutting funding of community projects,…etc. But at the end of the day, the vote will be in the side of the Liberals (who has the majority in the cabinet).

Doing this would mean that the Liberals will claim, rightly, that these devastating decisions were taken with the Greens support.

We believe that the Greens in other states, other than Tasmania, will vend more lies and deceptive claims that the Greens are uniquely a federation of independent Greens parties and groups. They will tell us lie after lie about the no support of the NSW Greens or Victorian Greens of such devastating move.

As if we have forgotten that the Victorian Greens has struck similar deal with the Liberals in the 2006 state election. And at that time, the Greens leader Bob Brown arrogantly and shamelessly tried to lie on us and said that such a deal was a “rumour” launched by the environment minister, Peter Garrett.

And we still did not forget that the NSW Greens also tried to strike a deal with the Liberals in the state election, 2007. At that time, the Liberals were more principled and refused to strike a deal with a party that “promote drugs’ abuse”. The Greens denied the move and branded it to be a “rumour” again.

And before that the Greens struck deal with the far racist One Nation party in 2001 Federal election. The deal that saw Ms Kerry Nettle elected to the senate. And the Greens is still denying this deal and calling it “rumour”.

This time the Greens cannot deny the “rumour”. It was confirmed by Bob Brown and Nick McKim. And they were proud of it. It was broadcasted by all media outlets.

We are sure that Tasmanians did not vote for this. They voted for the Greens to stop the regressive policies and lack of actions on issues that matter. Now the Greens will participate in making more regressive policies and moves.

The Tasmanian election and its aftermath should ring very alarming bills: be aware of the Greens lies and deceptions.
The Tasmanian election aftermath demonstrates that Greens does not have neither ideology nor clear politics. Hence the voters should be very alarmed and alert.

The Tasmanian election aftermath means that the voting for the Greens in the next federal election definitely means voting for the Liberals. And anyone who is conceding voting for the Greens should know that infact they are voting for an extreme right government lead by the extreme new conservatives Tony Abbot and Phillip Ruddock.

Anyone voting for the Greens in the next Federal election should be aware that they are voting for:
1- Government that will re-play the race card, which would definitely means detaining innocent people including children and women indefinitely.
2- Government that is supported by the far-right new-conservatives that will support promoting Islamophobia and division in the society.
3- Government that will sell what have left from public assets to multi-national big corporation.
4- Government that deny existence of global warming and consider taking any steps to reduce emission as a waste of public money.

While we are not surprised by Greens seeking alliance with the far right forces (as they did it before several times as I mentioned above). But for now we are saying very loud: shame on the Greens for deceiving voters by entering coalition with the far right Liberal party. And soon we will campaign to expose the Greens’ deceptive claims of being “alternative progressive” force.

And after deceiving its voters (environmentalists, gays, pro-abortionist, pro-refugees rights,…) we want to ask simple question: who can buy the Greens lies anymore in the future?!

After Tasmanian election aftermath we declare from now that in the next Federal election the Greens will be last on our preference list. The same as what we did in Auburn local government election 2008. At that election we cost the Greens a seat there.


Methuselah said…
Ummm, what is this person jibbering about?

The Tasmanian Greens have just rejected an offered cabinet position from the Tasmanian ALP, not the Liberals?!?

Also, I believe you will find that decisions about invading countries, processing asylum seekers, federal taxation matters, etc. are not the domain of state politics. Methinks someone has a few wires crossed here.
Jamal Daoud said…
The peice was clear: the Greens seek coalition with the Liberals. This is by itself deeply shameful move.
Also the party's stance on issues cannot be divided: between state elections and federal elections. Principles are the same if we want to claim that this party or that one is principled or not.

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