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Internal battle at the Greens. There have long been tensions within the Greens around the centralisation and consolidation of power. The Greens function as a loose federation without much power at the national level and a fair degree of autonomy for states and local branches. That might sound nice, but if the Greens want to win more seats in federal Parliament -- and to get a consistent message out -- should the party be more centralised? This came from a party insider: