Its not quite a leer, and its not quite a sneeze.
Plz kill me
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Cool. I asked for an opinion so I don't want to turn around and be a jackass about it but I would like to just make a handful of points.
1. Most Greens voters focus on the importance of having Greens as an influence, and don't really worry to much about the policies that they'd need to be in government to bring in. The good of these guys in a ballence of power is that they're pretty smooth negotiators and can win favours from the people upstairs.
2. The money. I've had some dealing with these people, and generally they move towards cutting 'unneeded' projects. It wouldn't be characteristic of the Greens to cut teacher salary.
3. Pro-drugs is more a PR disaster that the major parties have really managed to paint the Greens with. The actual policy is decriminalisation of marijuana, which most people who ARE pro drugs would say doesn't go far enough. I'm not sure of the top of my head where they stand on medical use.
That said, they're no more perfect than anyone else, so take it all as you will.
What they lack in are things that other parties who will definitely take the majority vote will still handle anyway.
Healthcare, welfare, and such aren't big on their list of things "to-do". lol
and here's a link for you lazy fuckers, even though I essentially c+p'ed their whole list of policies.
Besides they don't have the power to win fed.. last I checked. But I haven't been through the Greens policies thoroughly.
The Greens will be lucky to pick up one or two seats in the house of reps, but they look alright in the senate, especially with the Labor preferences.
That's why I like the Greens atm, even if their policies aren't that good long term, they don't have the power to institute them anyway. But, they can take of the job of the Democrats, now that they are essentially dead.
Reading up on the Sex Party, they do have some nice policies, but they do seem to miss a few issues that are important, at least from what I've read. (Maybe they are thinking to much with their collective genitalia).