The Tasmanian Greens under the leadership of Nick McKim have joined the pro-business, anti-environment and corrupt Tasmanian ALP to form a Coalition government in exchange for two cabinet positions. This actions reflects how the Green party can be trusted to be an agent of true, radical change in Australia.
Nick McKim a former advertising executive has been given the positions of Human Services ministry, as well as Corrections and Consumer Protection, Community Development, Climate Change and Sustainable Transport and Alternative Energy. Fellow Greens member who has publically declared she is in a relationship with McKim has been given the role of a Cabinet Secretary to assist McKim.
The Greens in Tasmania have made it clear all along that all Greens policies were up for grabs in return for Cabinet positions and that they would back either Labor or Liberal. They have taken these positions without extracting a single policy concession eg the cancelling of the pulp mill or any other environmental gain.
The Green members will be bound by cabinet solidarity rules and also have agreed to not vote against any budget bills of the ALP no matter how regressive.
Read more at World Socialist Web for a very good analysis on the Greens actions in Tasmania and Federally.
Read about divisions in the Greens over the deal at at the ABC
Read how McKim and O'Connor will personally benefitin the Australian
For more analysis from the Australian