A recent Galaxy poll reveals that a vast majority of Greens party voters in Victoria support the forest industry over imported timber and most of them want the industry maintained at current levels or increased.
By contrast, the Greens party leadership, seen by many as ruthlessly intolerant of diverse opinions following the brutal purging of their upper house candidate Cheryl Wragg after she disagreed with party leader Greg Barber on coal energy policy, supports policies that would lead to the closure of the forestry industry.
In results from the Galaxy poll obtained by the VEXNEWS Investigations Unit that might come as a surprise to readers, 71% of Greens party voters surveyed support the Victorian forestry industry rather than the current Greens policy of closing it and importing wood and paper from overseas.
Some 49% of them support maintaining the forestry industry in Victoria or even expanding it.
Greens party policies are out of step with Greens party voters on this issue with their forestry policy document saying the extreme-left party will work towards an end to â€œindustrial-scaleâ€ forestry in Victoria.
Itâ€™s just the most recent example of how the Greens party is riding roughshod over its grassroots supporters and members.