The Greens have announced Bob Brown’s replacement in the Senate, “winemaker, academic and former investment banker” Peter Whish-Wilson.
Here’s hoping he’s more committed to the progressive social and economic policy side of the Greens’ platform than I am the environmental side.
I’m a little concerned by this:
Whish-Wilson, who has a burly physique and a soul patch, said he plans to refrain from commenting on political issues until he takes up his Senate position in June.
I’d rather know more about his approach to social and economic policy – as, I suspect, would other Greens supporters – before he’s locked in for a number of years.
And whilst I doubt Brown would have approved anyone who was going to betray the principles for which the Greens have consistently stood, I’ll be watching carefully.