Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania



13 December 2018

Rene Hidding, Liberal Member for Lyons

Labor continues to push a Green agenda

Labor has taken their relationship with the Greens to the next level in 2018, and with both parties spruiking each other’s policies, it will be more of the same in 2019.

  • Labor and the Greens are on a unity ticket opposing mandatory sentences for child sex offenders, and for assaults on emergency services personnel and frontline staff.
  • This week, a former Greens Chief of Staff running for the Legislative Council was spruiking Labor’s Charter of Human Rights policy, which would come at a cost of over $1 million a year.
  • Last week, Labor’s Shane Broad was marching to the Greens tune, supporting the Wilderness Society taking the Lake Malbena tourism development to Court.
  • Both parties have supported disruptive industrial action by unions, including school closures, cancelled elective surgeries and DNA testing results being withheld from Police.
  • Both parties worked together to develop changes to birth certificates, and both parties refused to release those amendments to the public before being tabled in Parliament.
  • And of course both parties want to ban Tasmanians from playing poker machines (unless you’re in Sandy Bay, Launceston, or at one of many Labor Party-owned gaming venues around Australia).

Despite Labor’s 2014 election review making it clear Labor had sold out voters to side with the Greens, a message no doubt repeated in the review of this year’s election they have kept hidden, Rebecca White has Labor more closely tied to the Greens than ever.

The Labor-Green alliance voted together a record 81 per cent of the time in Parliament this year. When you’re consistently voting with a Party who got a measly 10 per cent of the vote in the state election, you should know you’re on the wrong track.



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