I have been predicting for ages that the Labor party will bite the bullet and decide to preference the Greens last at all elections and especially federally well it seems that the game may at last be afoot as this report in the OZ suggests:
Now if they actaully follow through with this idea they may stand a chance of doing two things, firstly they will regain their autonomy and secondly they will go a long way towards re-earning the respect of the voting public who see them as a dishevelled dog being vigorously wagged by a militant and totalitarian green tail. It will all be a vital part of their reinvention during their long sojourn in the political wilderness.
- Labor preference will shock Melb: Greens (news.com.au)
- Greens, govt deal to continue Milne (bigpondnews.com)
- Mayne to contest Melbourne by-election (abc.net.au)
- If he wins, Abbot vows to kill the Carbon Tax from Day One: admire the details (junkscience.com)