(Greens-Media) Liberals, Herald Sun fit up Greens

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 31/08/2004 - 23:41

In a dirty tricks start to the Howard government's campaign, the Prime Minister's fake claim of 'kooky' Greens' drugs policy yesterday has been followed up by:

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Willis, Katrina (Sen B. Brown)
Katrina.Willis@aph.gov.au
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MEDIA RELEASE

Tuesday, 31 August 2004

* A Victorian Liberals dossier with false claims on the Greens drugs and other policies; and

* The Melbourne Herald Sun following suite with a story which is concocted to be anti-Green. The newspaper did not contact Senator Brown about the story but took comments from the pro-Liberal Institute of Public Affairs.

Releasing the Greens across-the-board policy volume today, Greens Senator Bob Brown said the Liberals and Herald Sun claim on Greens drug policy are wrong and deliberately aimed to deceive voters.

Senator Brown challenged the Prime Minister to a debate on all policies including drugs.

The Greens, like a number of senior police and medical experts, back apolicy of harm minimisation with drugs. This includes medically-controlled access to drugs because it reduces the damage to both user and wider society.

Senator Brown said the Herald Sun's Gerard McManus had misinformed readers in a way which indicates the Murdoch press has gone beyond critic to concoct false policy in its anti-Green bias.

More information:
Katrina Willis 02 6277 3170 or 0419 704 095

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