NSW Labor vote down Greens deal

NSW Labor vote down Greens deal

Updated: 15:56, Saturday July 14, 2012

NSW Labor vote down Greens deal

Delegates at NSW Labor’s annual conference have overwhelmingly voted to deny the Greens automatic preferences at elections despite a passionate defence by Left faction stalwarts John Faulkner and Anthony Albanese.

The motion was carried on the voices, and reaffirmed that Labor would continue to put One Nation and other ‘racist right’ parties last.

When it came to the Greens, a clear majority of the party’s 850 delegates, including the Left, supported a resolution that ‘NSW Labor should not provide the Greens Party with automatic preferential treatment in any future preference negotiations’.

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