The government's shaky argument in defence of the WA Liberals' preference deal with Pauline Hanson in question time today didn't last too long.
Greens candidates for Darebin Council are directing voters to preference other Greens higher than themselves, writes Crikey intern Rachel Robertson. And an independent candidate says that's not on.
Labor and the Coalition are both running scare campaigns over the Greens bogeyman. But there's a way for the progressive parties to get along instead.
Preference deals serve many agendas.
Whoopsies, Labor MP Rob Mitchell tweets his preference discussions to the world.
On the upcoming election Kim Lockwood writes: Re. “Turnbull kicks off campaign fighting fires” (yesterday). When Abbott was rolled I had high hopes for the country. They’ve been dashed. We still have the same stomach-churning soap opera of self-interest. On preference deals Stuart Johnson writes: Re. “Strange bedfellows: what a Liberal-Greens preference deal says about both” (yesterday). […]
Party posturing over preference deals is much more often about ideology than tactics.
Has the Greens-Lib preference deal been done? ... filthy, filthy chipmunks ... Bruce Billson enthusiastic (as usual) ...