View Poll Results: Would Peter Garrett make a good environment minister?

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  • Hell yeah!

    9 75.00%
  • No, he would be too extreme.

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  • No, party bosses wouldn't let him do enough.

    2 16.67%
  • No, some other reason

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    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    Peter Garrett made shadow environment minister

    Kruddy has, as widely expected, appointed Garrett shadow minister for environment and created (and given him) a new portfolio for climate change.

    Curious to see what people here think about Garrett as a future enviro minister should Labor win and give him a chance.

    (I'm also running this on my other forum, will be interesting to compare and contrast.)

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    CC Grandmaster antichrist's Avatar
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    I was first to vote and actually ran a campaign for him as a NDP senate hopeful

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    Nuclear Test

    Peter Garrett already backing down on the nuclear issue, ..lets hope he is a trojan horse.

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    He realises that to actually make some impact you have to be in the main game. He'll have to compromise here and there but overall he'll make excellent representations in opposition and in government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom
    Peter Garrett already backing down on the nuclear issue, ..lets hope he is a trojan horse.
    No he isn't. He made it quite clear that he is opposed to expansion of the mines policy, and he is opposed to nuclear power. He will vigorously lobby caucus, and vote against a change in policy at the ALP conference.

    He has said that once the party has decided it's position that he will abide by it. But you can't ask for any more than that, especially from a politician in his first term of office.

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    Heres the Age online poll on this...
    http://www.theage.com.au/polls/form.html
    Ill be interested to see how he works with the Greens in parliament as opposed to when hes actively campaigning against them. (In the recent state election down here for the Melbourne electorate - a very close race between the ALP and the Greens Garrett and Bob Brown flew in to campaign for that seat; the ALP narrowly retained it like they did last election. Helped quite a bit by Garrett I suspect.)
    AC, since you campaigned for him years ago, what do you think of him now?

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    No politician will ever be able to do enough, be extreme enough to do what is needed to save the enviroment. Any that tried would have a rebellion on their hands. The earth is doomed and so is the human race if humans are left to make all the decisions.
    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddy
    The earth is doomed and so is the human race if humans are left to make all the decisions.
    Scott
    .....

    So... who else is going to make the decisions, the dolphins!?
    "I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belthasar
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    So... who else is going to make the decisions, the dolphins!?
    Do you really not know my answer?
    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belthasar
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    So... who else is going to make the decisions, the dolphins!?
    Quote Originally Posted by Freddy
    Do you really not know my answer?
    Isn't it those 2 mice that are really running the big experiment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddy
    Do you really not know my answer?
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    No.
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    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    Same poll on my other forum, which is usually rather more left-wing than this one, is currently running at 7/0/1/4/2 compared to this one's 7/0/2/1/0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGOR
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    I wasn't asking you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Same poll on my other forum, which is usually rather more left-wing than this one, is currently running at 7/0/1/4/2 compared to this one's 7/0/2/1/0.
    Please, 2 more ppl vote for option 1
    meep meep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddy
    I wasn't asking you.
    Scott
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