McKim won't rule out no-confidence motion

Nick McKim
Nick McKim

Soon-to-be-dumped Cabinet minister Nick McKim has not ruled out the Greens moving a no-confidence motion in the government when State Parliament is recalled to debate the pulp mill.

The Greens Leader fronted a media conference a short time ago after The Examiner revealed Labor's intention to recall Parliament before the election to remove any legal threats to the pulp mill.

Premier Lara Giddings is expected to make the announcement tomorrow at the same time as sacking the two Greens ministers, saying yesterday she was considering all options.

The bold parliamentary move would clearly cement Labor's divorce from its power-sharing partner the Greens.

Mr McKim was giving little away about the party's parliamentary tactics.

``We certainly wouldn't support a no-confidence move brought on by anybody else, if we think that's an issue then, as we always have, we'll do something ourselves, but that's not to suggest that we might do that.''

Mr McKim repeatedly declined to answer other questions.

''I'm a politician and I'll respond to questions as I see fit,'' Mr McKim said.

''If you want politics and want to ask political questions, go to the Labor and Liberal parties because that's all they've got. They are just simply politicking on a pulp mill that they know is a myth.''

Gunns receivers KordaMentha yesterday said there were six potential buyers for the failed timber company's assets, but not all were interested in the pulp mill.


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