Having been immersed in US and British politics for a while, and seen how groups with common core values can’t seem to get together to fight for them due to disagreements on other matters, I noticed a tweet by Greens leader Richard di Natale.
Consider: The centre and centre right, (Steggall, Sharkie, Haines), centre left (Labor, Wilkie) and left (Greens) believe man-made climate change is real and Australia must get its act together quick. What if they began talks to find agreement on the basics:
- What is the problem?
- What is our target to address it?
Okay, there may be scientific disputes, but there will be enough common ground to agree on reasonable answers to those two questions.
Oh, implementation. Okay, there will be significant disagreements, particularly Labor’s commitment to Adani and other new coal mines.
However, I think all parties could agree on a one-year legislative plan and to keep discussing the outstanding disagreements.
I suggest they put it up as a bipartisan private members bill and stare their moderate liberal and sensible national colleagues in the eyes and dare them NOT to cross the floor.
Because if they don’t, voters will know they did not put country over party on an existential question, and thus we would pull out all stops to find quality independents to remove them from office.
Anyone agree? Disagree? Like the idea and want to consider process? Email me a post I’ll have a look – No Fibs will publish the ones I find interesting. Contact me via: [email protected]