Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Are the Australian Democrats doomed?

Word is that the leader of the Australian Greens, Bob Brown, has approached the ALP in an attempt to get a preference deal for this year's federal election. Brown is pushing the line that the ALP either does a deal with the Greens, with the hope of ALP preferences giving them the balance of power, or faces the prospect of a hostile Coalition-led Senate if the ALP takes the lower house.

The Greens are going to have to suppress their instinct to attack anyone who moves to the right of Gandhi if they hope to get a deal with the ALP.