Separating the ALP left from the ALP right

Interesting idea from the Greens:

Greens MP Greg Barber said Ms Morand would get Greens preferences in Mount Waverley, which she holds by 0.4 of a percentage point, because ”she’s the only ALP MP who has stuck her head above the parapet on issues like same-sex marriage”.

Fair enough. What if the Greens were to adopt a broader policy of rating ALP candidates on their progressive credentials, and then preferencing those who have actually done something positive over the last term? The remainder – the Labor right and other sellouts – could simply be the recipients of open tickets that endorse neither major party.

I like the idea of treating the ALP left as potential allies and the ALP right as the repulsive creatures they are.

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2 responses to “Separating the ALP left from the ALP right

  1. That’s actually a really good idea! How would you deal with unelected candidates? Questionnaire?

  2. Sounds reasonable – if you want our preferences, what’s your position on these issues?

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