Greens are a party – like any other.
Congratulations to Steven Scott from The Australian Financial Review for producing what I think is the first article about the internal politics of the Green party, a subject off limits to the Canberra press gallery up till now.
In the article October 27 Scott reports that Green party leader Bob Brown omitted information about a contest for the deputy leadership in the Green party room when he briefed the media at the time.
Finally, a comment out of him on his party’s own affairs.
Challenges to the deputy leadership of any other political party would be routinely reported.
Scott’s article even discusses tension between Brown, a long-term nature conservationist and newly elected Greens Senator, Lee Rhiannon, whose background is solid gold Stalinist.
The Green party is now being regarded as a party like any other and its internal affairs reported. A break-through indeed.