A simpler explanation

John Pasquarelli blames all and sundry for Green success (“Labor and Liberals both to blame for the meteoric rise of the Greens”, 8/7), but overlooks the obvious cause: one in eight Australians voted for them. The figure has risen since the election, belying his patronising claim that they “now realise that they were duped”, and his call for a major-party preference-deal to deprive them of representation is anti-democratic.

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