Former federal Greens leader Bob Brown held talks with a group of NSW Greens MPs about forming a new breakaway party as the civil war inside the state branch reached boiling point.
The discussions, which were continuing among the MPs as late as last December, advanced to the point that designs for a party logo and website, as well as party branding as “Green independents”, had been canvassed, sources told the Herald.
Upper house MPs Cate Faehrmann, Justin Field, Jeremy Buckingham and Dawn Walker met Mr Brown in August to discuss the prospect of forming a new environmental party amid a deepening ideological rift within the NSW Greens.
Mr Brown confirmed that the option of a split was discussed at the meeting, describing them as “general discussions”, and said he had counselled the group to instead push for reform inside the party.
They should have split. It would have given the polity an option for a real green party. The irony is the “Independent Greens” would have been the lefties. As opposed to the awful Fake Left rump, that is really right wing given it cares an awful lot more about boosting urbanisation profits via mass immigration than it does the environment.
Now there’s no green nor left party at all and it’s future is grim.