GREENS ministers have told Labor Braddon MHR Sid Sidebottom to look elsewhere for excuses should he lose his seat in Saturday's federal election.
In a Braddon candidates forum, Mr Sidebottom said the state governing arrangement and the Liberal Party's attacks on the unpopular minority government had hurt his party on the campaign trail.
"The Labor brand has been affected by - particularly the state coalition arrangement - and then that of course is translated by our opponents to the federal level, when in actual fact it's quite nonsense," Mr Sidebottom said.
The Liberal Party is running advertising casting the Labor and the Greens as a wrecking ball.
Education Minister Nick McKim said Mr Sidebottom should "front up and take responsibility".
"I think Sid's just trying to shift some blame from what he sees as a potential looming outcome," Mr McKim said.
"I've got a pretty high regard for Tasmanian voters who are intelligent enough to tell the difference between state and federal issues."
Housing Minister Cassy O'Connor said Mr Sidebottom's move was "a bit gutless".
"This is the longest surviving minority government in Tasmania's history ... working together because we know we have to in the interests of Tasmania," she said.
Ms O'Connor added she hoped "in time people can look back at this period in time and realise it was actually a good government", denying that was a concession of current unpopularity.