Glen Milne’s attempt to manufacture a Greens cash-for-favours controversy is unconvincing (“Saint Bob Brown steps into spotlight”, The Australian, 4/7). Eco-developer Graeme Wood made a donation to the Greens because they prefer eco-tourism to logging, the Greens oppose logging-friendly public spending because that is their policy. This is neither suspicious nor surprising.
Possibly referring to The Australian’s stated aim of ensuring The Greens are “destroyed at the ballot box”, Milne earnestly warns that “Brown had better steel himself for more of this kind of scrutiny”. I doubt that Saint Bob is quaking in his boots just yet.