The ALP is on full attack against¬†the¬†Greens in Australia…there is some thinking that it is because the Greens would like to see legacy industries¬†collapse¬†which are of course the stronghold of tired old union heavies:
In short, many Labor MPs and trade union officials believe that the Greens do not care about job losses in what they regard as environmentally unfriendly industries. And they have a point. For example, writing for newmatilda.com on May 28, the NSW Greens Senator, Lee Rhiannon, and a freelance writer, Paul Fitzgerald, called for the scrapping of Sydney Airport and for a replacement to be built outside the Sydney Basin. Such a policy, if implemented, would destroy thousands of jobs and devastate the Australian economy.
Could it be the same issue exist in New Zealand?….I¬†certainly¬†think so. The same¬†antagonism¬†by Greens for mining, heavy industry and the like is there as well as the Greens poaching some hard left support as well as the urban tree-hugger Mums. Remember Clare Curran crying foul that the Greens were stealing Labour’s rightful voters?