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Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbimby

In our current crisis, leaders of great integrity are needed. Those seeking relief from the two big corporate parties, Lib-Lab, might consider the Greens party.

However, apart from unsavoury scandals amidst toxic candidates, we find bewildering policies with strenuous anti-family moves. In 2018 one might scarcely imagine an environmental group promoting smoking. Yet the Greens party actively campaign to legalise dope smoking. A 39-second tour of Nimbin’s footpaths should convince the most starry-eyed airhead of the extreme folly of this pipe dream.

The continual calls to stop prayer in parliament show a scary anti-spiritual aspect. Who really controls the Greens party, some anti-christian types? Rather, try to save our leafy forests from New York-style corporations’ logging devastation.

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  1. Well put Vyvyan. There is a reason for the abrasive and disparate policies,. The Greens are a populist party, trying to attract people with diverse and at times not very congruent views. A firmer commitment to well informed policy making based well-qualified advice and the leadership to bring its membership around to best practice would make the Greens more attractive to socially and environmentally concerned voters who know the rest of the world has moved on from the Whole Earth Catalogue, the Rainbow festival and Mao’s Little Red School Book.

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