The Tasmanian Greens said that today’s EMRS voting intentions poll shows that a power sharing Parliament after the next election is possible, and warned against a familiar fear campaign on the issue from the major parties.

Greens Leader Nick McKim MP cautioned against reading too much into one poll, but said that the Greens remain the only party committed to working constructively and co-operatively with whatever Parliament the people elect next year.

“Tasmanians are obviously thinking about the instability and poor outcomes that this majority government has delivered, and realising that a power sharing Parliament would be a good thing for Tasmania as long as the people elected are prepared to work constructively.”

“Tasmanians expect politicians to be prepared to work together to deliver good outcomes, and this poll shows that attitudes to a power sharing Parliament are becoming more positive.”

“For the Greens, this poll shows that we need to continue to work hard presenting policies that can make a real difference to people in their day to day lives, like reducing cost of living and protecting the places that make Tasmania so special.”

“No doubt we’ll hear a lot about Labor taking note of this poll, but its track record has been more about telling people how it’s going to be rather than genuinely listening to people,” Mr McKim said.
Nick McKim MP