Who would have thought that the Greens were the misogynist party? They have cut their female representation in the ACT Legislative Assembly by 100 per cent. Meredith Hunter, Caroline Le Couteur and Amanda Bresnan have all lost their seats, while the only male Greens member, Shane Rattenbury, has retained his seat.
Or is it that the ACT voters are misogynist?
Seriously, though, there is a reasonable chance that Rattenbury might support a Liberal Government. He seems to be an atypical Green – interested in environmental issues rather than far left policies that the three former female members would support. Meredith Hunter, the now deposed Leader, was rusted on to a Labor Government.
I think that even the left-leaning ACT electorate is sending a strong signal to the Federal Labor administration: it is more interested in outcomes than confected outrage about misogyny (however defined).