I suggested yesterday that the single best way to relieve poverty is to stop stealing from the poor, if only vested interests would let you. The Greens are one of those vested interests, and a new Greens' private members bill would make life for the poor worse. Remember that nearly half the price of filling up your car already goes to the government in petrol taxes -- the Greens don't want to remove this burden (as any friend of the poor would surely be advocating) instead they want to take petrol taxes to fund their own pet projects and feelgood transport schemes. Liberty Scott has details of what he calls their "faith-based initiative."
UPDATE: Just a reminder that this new bill would be on top of the provisions in Cullen's last budget to raise petrol taxes yet another ten cents a litre to pay for roads and for public transport that people don't use.