As the extreme-left Greens party and the Liberals look set to cut a preference deal that could elect Ted Baillieu Premier, federal Liberal MP Sophie Mirabella is having none of it, reminding her constituents that Greens party policies on drugs would see state-sponsored heroin trials, heroin injecting rooms and legalised marijuana.
Mirabella has put out an important information to the community pointing out â€œLoopy Green policiesâ€.
Itâ€™s triggered a local row with the local Greens candidate who has struggled to defend Greens policies and has instead just denied them. The Greens candidate Jenny Oâ€™Connor is in denial on drugs:
â€œIt says very clearly in our policy that we do not condone the use of illicit drugs nor do we wish to legalise their use.â€
Thatâ€™s just not true as this official Greens policy document makes clear.
They claim â€“ in response to a brilliant Gerard McManus Herald Sun article that hit the Greens between the eyes a couple of elections ago â€“ they donâ€™t support the decriminalisation of drugs but also explain they want:
â– heroin injecting rooms;
â– taxpayer funded heroin available to registered junkies in a nationwide trial; and
â– marijuana legalised for â€œmedicalâ€ purposes as it has been in California leading to a boom in the dangerous drug that is linked to schizophrenia, memory loss and cancer.
Mirabella is well within her rights to point out these highly contentious policies that are proposed by the Greens party.
If published polls are to be believed, Labor is set to lose its majority in the Victorian parliament and will depend on the Greens party if they are to govern. Will the Greens demand of Labor that Victorian taxpayers fund free-heroin trials, heroin injecting rooms and â€œmedicalâ€ marijuana as a price for governing?