Trish Mann, Burringbar
Jo Wilkin of Banora Point is completely baffled by grassroots politics. The Greens locally may or may not decide to give any preferences at the next federal election based on whether they believe a group or party deserves it. They can leave this decision up to the individual voter. I call that democracy.
If there is a decision not to preference Labor it will be due to the failure of Labor policies to protect the environment from the fossil fuel industry, or dent their profits with a reasonable carbon tax; at the same time climate change seems to have dropped off the radar.
On social issues Labor can usually better the coalition by sticking up for the workers whereas the coalition usually stick it up the workers. But what has the Gillard government done for single parents, refugees or education?
Local grassroots Greens members will make a decision when the policies of all parties have been scrutinised.