Greens and Labor Still Joined at the Hip

Last week the Greens cited Labor's mishandling of the mining tax as grounds for breaking their agreement with Labor, but today that was shown to be a sham divorce.

Despite their public condemnation last week of Labor's handling of the mining tax - today the Greens sided with Labor and refused to support a motion of no confidence in the Government's handling of the mining tax in the Senate.

Immediately the Government Leader, Senator Conroy and Greens Leader, Senator Milne, went into frantic huddles about how the Greens should vote.

In a desperate attempt for a way out, Senator Milne then tried to amend the motion so that the Greens wouldn't have to register no confidence in the Government's handling of the mining tax.

Despite all their play acting of the last week, clearly the Greens and Labor remain joined at the hip.

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Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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