The Greensparty is attempting to undermine public confidence in the fluoridationof water despite strong endorsements for it by scientists, doctors, public health experts, dentists and the late Mrs Marsh. Political insiders say it's a cynical ploy to keep sweet with north coast NSW nuts who oppose fluoride and vaccinations and vote Greensparty.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but some might think state government support for the arts should not include taxpayer subsidies of ballet dancers being paid to empty their bowels into transparent receptacles as "performance art" in a contemporary art gallery. It seems apt the nation's crappest newspaper, The Age, was there to celebrate the occasion.
A sad end to a sorry saga. The bad lad who cost a Victorian MP his political career by attempting to shake him down for $15,000 with a gay sex tape is dead, aged 29 years old.
Criminal charges for a senior Greensparty honcho, Fraser Brindley, over the illegal penetration of a rival political party's computers, will make it very difficult indeed for the party to pretend it's the moral superior of other parties. With looming threats like the WikiLeaks party set to pick at their carcass after three years of being closely connected with an unpopular federal Labor government, things aren't looking good for once idealistic enviro-party in the post Bob Brown era.
Feisty Fairfax factotum Farrah Tomazin clumsily divulged the identity of a confidential source, causing a senior Victorian Liberal minister to resign. Should she also resign? Many in Spring Street think her goose is cooked.
The Greensparty pretend to be on thing but are actually something else entirely. They pretend to campaign in favour of live-music to connect with its mostly young fans. But what they do and say in private betrays them as selfish, intolerant and hypocritical.