Greens at 10 paces. All is not well with the Australian Young Greens, with recently appointed co-convener Sophie Jamieson taking to Facebook to call out her fellow members for “criticism and aggression”. Jamieson writes in the post, which has sparked fierce debate in the group: “I have been met with daily criticism and intimidation. I have been called names … I have taken phonecalls from members in tears about the behaviour of other members.”

Our source tells us members have been leaving the group, which is described as “dysfunctional” and a “clusterfuck” in one Facebook comment. We contacted Jamieson to find out why she wrote the Facebook post, but did not hear back by deadline.

*Heard anything that might interest Crikey? Send your tips to [email protected] or use our guaranteed anonymous form

Peter Fray

Get your first 12 weeks of Crikey for $12.

Without subscribers, Crikey can’t do what it does. Fortunately, our support base is growing.

Every day, Crikey aims to bring new and challenging insights into politics, business, national affairs, media and society. We lift up the rocks that other news media largely ignore. Without your support, more of those rocks – and the secrets beneath them — will remain lodged in the dirt.

Join today and get your first 12 weeks of Crikey for just $12.

 

Peter Fray
Editor-in-chief of Crikey

JOIN NOW