No one comes out of this so-called debate looking good. But the Greens also flubbed a chance to live out their demand that parties put public interest first
Conventionally, during tales of pernicious trade union influence, the tail wags the dog. Unions are the cunning puppeteers, manipulating passive Labor politicians.
This week though, a twist. This time, the narrative from the Greens bunker had Labor as puppet masters, cynically deploying the Australian Education Union, against the Greens parliamentarians, to thwart a schools funding deal.