Labor mp confident of greens support in upcoming council debate
The Greens support the government and have promised a debate on scrapping Section 30C if the Greens win a majority.
However, the party has been split over whether to support the government’s removal of the section.
The Greens support scrapping Section 30C in government talks, but not voting in debates on it.
This poll shows the balance is the Greens would need support from the Greens of 25 to win council elections, though they could defeat all the other parties including Labor by less than 25 points.
The poll shows the balance is the Greens would need support from the Greens of 25 to win council elections, though they could defeat all the other parties including Labor by less than 25 points.
Green councillor Paul Smith says the Greens would have a difficult time in the Greens majority on the board.
“There is no other major party for them to sit down with or talk to on the issue of scrapping Section 30C that would be interested in supporting the Government,” he said.
He says the Greens would be in no position to challenge the Government over the future of Section 30C and if the Coalition decided to scrap the law, it would likely be back to court.
Mr Smith says the Greens would like the Government to look at the best interests of people by removing Section 30C.
“What would we be really getting out of it is greater freedom for companies to engage with people through their websites and more consultation of people’s needs by the Government,” he said.