Dangerous hands to be holding balance of power

The Greens are poised to be part of the next government, but can they be trusted?
ON present polling, at the forthcoming election, the Greens seem fairly certain to hold the balance of power in the Senate with an outside chance that they will do the same in the lower house. So the whole focus of importance in this election switches from Labor and the Coalition, to the Greens.
This means that they should immediately make clear to the voting public how they would exercise the balance of power. In any democracy holding the balance of power is a very serious responsibility, but there are no signs to date that the Greens acknowledge this.
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