Media Release 23 Dec 2016
The Sydney-based 'Left Renewal' group said to have set up as a splinter group within the NSW Greens looks like a hoax, former Greens leader Bob Brown said in Hobart today.
“When no one will put their name to such a litany of anti-Greens policies, under the guise that it is a collective without individuals, you have to suspect the whole thing is a joke.”
“Left Renewal looks more like left out in the cold. The environment almost fell off its agenda. Its central tenet of rejecting the state and the police is also a rejection of the Greens Charter which upholds the right of citizens to law and order. No member of such a group could agree with the Charter or remain a member of the Greens. As such, MPs including Lee Rhiannon and David Shoebridge would repudiate the group should anyone put their head up and claim legitimacy for it.”
“It looks like a bit of pre-Christmas over-indulgence to me.”
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