Because of a complete failure by the Labor and Liberal machines to hold the Greens party to account, the extreme-left Greens party are on the verge of nearly doubling their vote from the 2007 federal election.
Published polls, like Newspoll shows a 79% increase in vote from the 2007 federal election to now. It might fade a little between now and polling day but the trend is unmistakable: Australia is on the verge of handing unprecedented power to the most successful extreme-left, big-taxing, heavy-regulating party in our history.
They could decide who can govern and who canâ€™t.
They could have a veto on every piece of legislation, every amendment.
There are many seats where the Greens party could win, with as little as a quarter or third of the vote, sliding in on preferences.
But thereâ€™s one place they canâ€™t: Tasmania.
And they canâ€™t because of a highly principled anti-Greens warrior Senator Eric Abetz, the Liberal Senate leader, who Liberal sources tell VEXNEWS, personally insisted that the Greens be put last or near-last if the Socialists/CEC were running on Liberal party How-to-vote cards.
State Liberals in Tasmania strongly supported the move because they know all too well that the extreme left Greens party will never seriously consider them for government, they are enemies who have locked them out of office despite a very strong last state election campaign.
But it was Abetz who led the charge on this despite some in the Leaderâ€™s office who were pushing for the Liberals to put Labor last to cause maximum tactical disruption.
VEXNEWS has learned that senior Liberals carefully considered putting the Greens party last in all Australian seats given their plans to impose massive carbon and death taxes on Australia but in order to cause maximum tactical disruption to Labor in seats like Melbourne, Grayndler and Sydney, the Liberals are supporting the extreme-left.
Prospective discussions around Labor giving preferences to the Libs in WA seats (that are being threatened by the rogue WA Nats) in return for the Liberals putting the Greens last in inner-city seats occurred but went nowhere, we hear.
It is seen as highly likely that a surge of as much as 70% in the Greens party primary in at least three inner-city seats would hand them to the extreme-left Greens party and unseat two Labor ministers. The unwillingness of the Socialist Left campaign team in the Melbourne ALP to challenge the Greens on the looniest of their policies and the expected 90% flow of Liberal preferences to the Greens is likely to hand the Melbourne seat to an uncharismatic, uninspiring Marxist known within his partyâ€™s ranks as an egomaniacal prima donna.
The Labor Left should have already ripped off his leftist head and handed it to him. They have let him off incredibly lightly and itâ€™s showing, in the polls, and in his confident strut around the electorate, insiders say. What will push him over the edge, itÂ is feared, is a very good flow of Liberal preferences, which like the fraud Adam Bandt is, heâ€™ll bend over and take with a smile.
The party that once tried to dissolve the Communist party and even imprison its members will be aiding the election of potentially three extreme-left militants to the House of Representatives. It would be enough to have Sir Robert Menzies raising a right eyebrow, if he was still with us.
Itâ€™s a shame. And a triumph of tactics over strategy because the Greens party will â€“ as they demonstrated in Tasmania â€“ never seriously contemplate governing with the conservatives. They will not act as the Australian Democrats did and compromise on the Coalitionâ€™s proposals in government, as a party captured by the left, theyâ€™ll be the first to vote against even the mildest reform in the Senate.Â Senior Liberals know this. And they know that the next generation of leadership after the ageing Senator Bob Brown is even more militant and dogmatically opposed to them.
The leaking of hundreds of emails by disgruntled elements within the Greens party has given an unprecedented insight into the fragility, disunity and unprincipled nature of the activities within that party.
Eric Abetz didnâ€™t need to read the reports of the Greens party tearing itself apart on tactics and policy to know they are an ungrateful, disunited, extreme-left rabble not deserving of Liberal preference hand-outs. He should serve as an inspiration to Liberals everywhere.
If they get a reputation in regional Australia for aiding the election of far-left, anti-mining, anti-farming urban militants, the Liberal brand will be permanently damaged. Good men like Eric Abetz are doing all they can to ensure that isnâ€™t the case.
It is also well worth reading Christian Kerrâ€™s excellent piece in The Australian today on the Greens partyâ€™s big taxing and ill-considered policies. We havenâ€™t always been kind to Kerr or agreed with the Liberal lefty that much but he makes a compelling argument about the absence of scrutiny for the Greens partyâ€™s policies, the failure of business groups to challenge the Greens on the most irresponsible nature of those policies and the sleazy arrangements that party has entered into to let militant construction unions off the leash in return for hundreds of thousands of dollars of loot.