The Greens are a big fan of information; other people’s information. When it comes to their own, however…
GREENS leader Christine Milne is sweet with the government’s refusal to release Treasury costings of Greens policies.
That is quite a turn-around from a party that perennially demands all be revealed by government and has stated that the so-called right to know trumps even national security concerns – though not surprising from one which keeps even its leadership contests as secret as the Cold War Kremlin’s.
[…] Also in May, Julia Gillard and her Greens controllers demanded that the Coalition provide policy costings a year out from an election because it was the people’s “right to know”. Milne said the opposition had to say “right now” how it would “raise the money” to pay for its policies.
But apparently Australian voters are never to know how Greens policies – which led to the formation of the carbon tax and other economy-killing policies – were costed.
They don’t like big political donations, yet take $1.6 million. Hypocrites.