Australian Greens leader Christine Milne says the Labor party’s turmoil is a huge gift to Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.
“What a complete shambles we have seen today,” she told reporters after a day of Labor leadership turmoil that ended with Julia Gillard being unanimously backed in caucus as Prime Minister.
“The backroom boys in the Labor party have managed to give Tony Abbott the biggest leg-up that he could have ever wished for.”
Senator Milne said it overshadowed the national apology to people affected by forced adoption.
“People have travelled all over the country and this was a highly significant moment in our political history,” she said.
“For the Labor backroom boys to pull on some shambles and stunts they have done today just really demonstrates that the Greens are the only party now who are united and committed to taking it up to Tony Abbott.”Senator Milne said she was still working on a timetable for a federal election in September.
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