LABOR backbencher Brenton Best has vowed to continue to use Parliament as a forum to attack Greens ministers, describing yesterday's criticism of Housing Minister Cassy O'Connor as ``just the warm-up''.
Mr Best used the first day of the resumption of Parliament after the winter break to table a motion criticising the government's policy on heating in public housing.
In response, Ms O'Connor, one of two Greens in the minority government cabinet, said ``bring it on''.
The long-time Braddon backbencher has repeatedly laid into Greens leader Nick McKim and Ms O'Connor in public since he crossed the floor to vote no confidence in Mr McKim over his handling of the Metro dispute in May.
Mr Best's latest anti-Greens outburst was another distraction for the state government, with Premier Lara Giddings trying to focus on defending her record on jobs.
Ms Giddings urged Mr Best to go directly to the minister with individual constituent matters but stopped short of reprimanding him for going public.
``Brenton Best has obviously got some constituents with some individual issues and with that I would encourage him to raise those individual constituent issues with the minister's office and have those addressed in the appropriate process as we all do,'' Ms Giddings said.
Ms Giddings also stressed the heating in public housing was a government policy and praised Ms O'Connor's handling of the issue.
Later, Mr Best said he intended to raise another serious constituent matter that Ms O'Connor had failed to address today.
He said he believed the issues would be better dealt with under a Labor minister.
``They probably would have listened a bit more,'' he said.