Green Party seen as major victor in Australian elections
Catholic World News - August 24, 2010
Australian elections have produced a hung parliament, which will result in the nation’s first minority government in 70 years, observes Michael Cook of MercatorNet. That result, he says, is “dispiriting” for the incumbent Labor government, and not quite satisfactory for the opposition. But it is a major step forward for the Green Party, and Cook sees that development as ominous, noting that the Green Party has strayed far from its environmentalist base to embrace radical social change. “If there is an intellectual inspiration for the movement, it is the Australian philosopher Peter Singer,” he says. Singer has gained notoriety by arguing that humans have no greater moral standing than other animals, and that in some cases infanticide may be justifiable.
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