Dr Kevin Bonham
In a piece about Tasmania’s distinctive minority government problem at,
I argued that the Greens can only effectively defuse the charge of potential instability if they agree to “neither move nor support any motion of no confidence or any blocking of supply (except in specified extreme cases such as a court finding of illegal activity).”
This press release,
rules out the blocking of supply but says absolutely nothing about the moving or supporting of motions of no confidence.
As such it is only a partial solution and if the Greens want to be really convincing they need to go further. However, as I argued in my most recent article,
it is not clear that minority government will again be an election issue.