I say, thank God for that! There seems to be no consideration at all of how they will pay for all their airy-fairy policies and projects.
Yesterday I listened to the Queensland Greens' Poster Boy, Ronan Lee, who was elected as a Labor candidate in Indooroopilly, but defected to the Greens. I hope he gets the arse, I don't mind that someone changes their alliegiences because usually it's because you grow up, move from the left-free-for-all, love-and-peace-and-fairy-dust side, become responsible and and find that you're more aligned with the centre right (a generalisation, but I think you understand what I mean), but not in the middle of a term. The right thing to do would have been to either finish his term or quit and change parties and then have a by-election, so that the people could choose who they wanted. Yes, I know it's expensive, I know it's inconvenient, I know it's annoying, but I think it's the right thing to do. Lee made the policy announcement on the ABC, just before the 6pm news.
I listened to the Greens Policy announcement and found it hilarious. First thoughts were "how?", then I remembered the sage information from the blogger/commenter who said "They can promise to do anything, they'll never be in a position to deliver, so they don't have to cost anything or worry about actually delivering." I'd love to find the announcement (a political advertisement on ABC), but I can't. So, here's their website with the policies...
Qld Greens election 2009 policy. (main site) Below are the direct links...
Just a taste:
Queensland Greens Policies
Major policies of the Queensland Greens for the 2009 State Election.
Policies in Detail
Change and Energy
Read the measures (I'd post, but I have to format it too much.)