by Alam Yisa
Greens unveil controversial Millennial Development Goals policy, aimed at winning votes within the twenty to thirty age demographic this coming election. Some features of the new strategy include a pro-Marriage Equity stance, and government subsidies for fixed-gear bikes and Australian-grown quinoa. However, the policy has sparked a national debate.
A key element of the MDG strategy currently generating strong public support is the controversial “Three Strikes” policy. Aimed at reducing national levels of crime and increasing cultural diversity three time convicted persons will be shipped to PNG and an immigrant family “will be offered relocation to the home of the offenders as well as access to the same welfare entitlements…”, a spokeswoman from the Green said at a press conference earlier this week.
Outraged retired AFL star, James “Macca” McDonald, took to his blog last Tuesday asking fans to boycott the Greens in the upcoming election. “Ya can’t send [Australians] to PNG the place is unliveable and letting boat people take our jobs is just un-Australian. I’m voting the Libs and you all should too! The Greenies want to turn our homes into mosques”. The former Collingwood player went on to criticise Federal politician Christine Milne for hating “her own kind.” Christine Milne could not be reached for comment.
The Greens claim the new policy will reduce crime rates up to 60% in low income areas by 2020.
While the Three Strikes policy has outraged many Australians, especially in the Western suburbs of Sydney, ANU law university student Alex Porter has spoke out in favour of the policy tweeting “I’d rather someone ask me to borrow $2 for a curry than a durrie #stopthebogans”. Alex is not alone, currently polls show 40% of Australians support the Greens policy while support for the Coalition and ALP has reached its lowest point in history.