Greens cut ties with Labor

Greens cut ties with Labor

The Labor party has released a statement defending their action in Parliament since the last election.

It come as Greens Leader Christine Milne has told the National Press Club in Canberra today, her party’s agreement with Labor is effectively over, citing a string of Government policies, including its refusal to redesign the mining tax.

Senator Milne says the government is clearly in the pockets of the mining companies and the Greens do not agree with this.

Senator Milne says the agreement with Labor included a partnership to pursue a transparent and accountable government, improved process and integrity of parliament, and policies which promote the public interest and policies which address climate change.

But a spokesperson for the Labor party says they will always be the party that puts jobs, growth and work first.

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