In return for the ALP "considering" policies such as a free dental system, fortnightly meetings with the PM and most ludicrously a committeee to "investigate" a carbon price the Federal Greens have entered into a formal partnership with the Gillard led ALP. Given the ALP has already stated it will not be introducing any price on carbon until after the next election, the Greens have sold their soul for less than crumbs! It appears like the ACTU and the Union leadership, actually winning gains for people and the environment is not important - its just feels good to get a seat around the table of power! The Greens have also "won" a debate in Federal Parliament on the Afghanistan war - so in summary the we will now have more talk on the war and climate change whilst nothing changes - pathetic.
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