RP is full of rusted on ALP/Union blokes, rusted on nationals and the occasional Liberal ideologue. I am not loyal to a particular party, but it always amazes me that the party that most strongly supports public transport out of the 4 significant parties is the one that people bag because of some inaccurate view they have that all Greens are inner city pot smokers.
The difference is that the Liberal, Labour and National parties do form governments, so they have to cost things and deliver them within the wider state budget. A political party that will never get into government can happily promise to increase spending on almost everything, because they'll never have to find the money and balance the state budget.
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I also have to take issue with the stereotype of Green voters that a few people have posted here. I live in an area where I'm surrounded by them. So I can say they don't drive Range Rovers, nor do they smoke pot (well not if they're over 30).
Most of them earn well into six figures annually, they frequently have post graduate qualifications and have usually led rather comfortable lifestyles from childhood, they tend to be a little insulated from country people or people living in unfashionable suburbs.
However they make up for that by being passionately for lower middle class people, third world migrants and country people, even if they've never actually met them. That means their advocacy for those groups of people is not always in line with what, outer suburban battlers, migrants and rural people actually want for themselves. This advocacy of Green voters for demographic groups they don't fully understand is usually backed up with a strong conviction of the worth of their opinions, which can make them appear to be rather self righteous. However while they tend to shout down those who dare disagree with them, their hearts are in the right place and they genuinely believe in the absolute correctness of their views.
So Green Party voters tend to be rich, naive, socially unaware and hold their views passionately. They tend to drive Audis or old Saabs, or if they're especially dedicated to the cause, a Toyota Pious, (but never