The ABC brings the news that both Greens and Labor are happy with their parliamentary agreement.
- The two parties met [yesterday] to formally review the agreement that saw Labor returned to power.
Greens leader Meredith Hunter says 23 of the 95 outcomes listed in the agreement have already been delivered.
ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope says the Greens’ decision to side with the Liberals in several crucial votes in the Assembly hasn’t damaged the party’s relationship with Labor.
Despite this rosiness Mr Stanhope does get in a grumble at the end about the Greens getting their votes wrong by lining up against him. He promises to “discuss” these errors with them in future.
UPDATED: The Greens’ Meredith Hunter has published her thoughts on the meeting.
- “Both parties are firmly committed to the Agreement, and are pleased with the progress that has been made in these first few months.”
“Of course there is a lot more work to be done, and the Greens are well aware that some of the Government’s more substantial policy commitments are yet to be acted upon.”
“Since the Agreement was made in October, the twin impacts of climate change and the Global Financial Crisis have become noticeably more apparent. The appropriate response to the combined economic, social and environmental challenges before us is to implement policies that deliver benefits on both fronts.”
No word yet from His Chieflyness.