Tom Tabart, Bellarine Greens
It is not where the vote preference will end up, it is the ethics of signalling that you may support an issue that is both stupid and dangerous.
I just heard Richard Di Natale squirming on national radio over the decision of the Greens in Richmond to inappropriately preference the barking anti-vaxxers.
The ALP does this sort of thing routinely to help their slower supporters with numbers, the coalition out of venal desperation – and hang the consequences.
I strongly suspect Michael Lyon and his ‘advisers’ embarked on this course because there is more than a sprinkling of measles enthusiasts in the Shire, including some in the Greens.
So to keep a few dopey locals on side they have embarrassed the Greens nationally.