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Pissed off with Labor; rightly and wrongly

A lot of people are pissed off at Labor supporting the government's tax cuts, rightly so.

A lot of people are also pissed off at Labor voting against the Greens' motion to increase the Newstart allowance, wrongly so.

Money bills cannot be introduced from the Senate, which means voting for them means voting to waste time and money on a bill that will be ruled out on a point of order when it ends up in the House of Reps.

That's the reason Labor always votes against these types of bills.

It's a cheap stunt to score points off Labor and makes the important task of actually achieving something worthwhile, like increasing Newstart payments, all the more difficult. It's the sort of behaviour we expect to see from the government side. The Greens need to be better than that.