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Constraining Bush, Greening Carr « Previous | |Next »
March 23, 2003

At last someone is succeeding in constraining the Republican Administration in Washington. These republicans really are bad news for the environment.

Oh, and the greens in NSW didn't do as well as expected did they? They were gunning for more than 2 upper seats. They were after that elusive lower house seat. It looks as the Greens have replaced the Democrats as the third force. The Democrats were not that green in NSW.

Will the Greens now green the Carr Government and get them to move beyond their greenwash to acting resolutely in clawing back water in the NSW section of the Murray-Darling Basin to help save the River Murray?

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 9:46 PM | | Comments (2)
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Gary, you are wrong about the Greens, who are over the moon with the NSW election result. No one expected to gain a lower house seat, since we weren't getting Lib prefs. The Greens had a big impact on Carr, who had to work hard to gain even a few seats worth of Green preferences. We double our vote, pick up more seats, and still Gerard Henderson still says this was not a good result for the Greens. The Nats got barely more votes, yet have 12 lower house seats or so, showing the essentially stupid nature of our political system.

Okay.
Point taken.
Can the Senate be used to ensure a greater commitment to sutainability? Ot dont the numbers crank out right?