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Minchin predicts demise of Democrats, balance of power to Greens



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Senator Bob Brown Australian Greens Senator for Tasmania

Minchin predicts demise of Democrats, balance of power to Greens

11th Jul 07

The Government’s leader in the senate, Nick Minchin, today issued a Senate version of John Howard’s “annihilation” warning about the House of Representatives last month.

“Based on House of Representatives voting intentions (Newspoll last weekend) which he has spuriously converted to Senate intentions, Minchin predicts the Greens will win a minimum one extra Senate seat and the balance of power,” Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.

“His real worry is that the Greens could hold a Howard government to account in the Senate and return the Senate to its time-honoured responsible role as the Australian people’s house of review,” Senator Brown said.

“But we are chuffed that Nick has such confidence in our vote-pulling potential. I agree with him,” Senator Brown said.

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