As the battle for federal seat of Melbourne goes down to the wire, Greens candidate Adam Bandt has questioned Cath Bowtell's progressive credentials in a last ditch effort to woo traditional Labor voters.
Lack of climate change policy from both major parties has made the Greens' prospect of winning the balance of power in the Senate a virtual cert. But given their penchant for wealth redistribution, red is a much more appropriate colour to describe them, writes Peter Hartcher
The Greens say Australia has been dragged through another unedifying and embarrassing debate about refugees. But all is not lost -- Crikey's Andrew Crook was on the Greens stump.
The ascension of Julia Gillard appears to have driven up Labor's primary vote -- but Kevin Rudd was already doing it. Nevertheless, Labor voters are happy with the change.
The Greens' candidate for the federal seat of Melbourne, Adam Bandt, has claimed the retirement of popular local member Lindsay Tanner has made the battle for control of the electorate more interesting."
The Nielsen poll is supposed to have sent the government into panic mode, but the poll is wildly out of whack. Just how strong is the swing to the Greens anyway?