THE apparent split between the Greens and Labor Government is as choreographed as a wrestling match, Liberal Christopher Pyne says.Greens leader Christine Milne yesterday accused Labor of walking away from its post-election agreement with the minor party, saying she was just clearing the air by making the break-up public.
She cited the government's refusal to fix the mining tax, its decision to allow mining in the Tarkine in Tasmania, expand coal seam gas and cuts to single-parent welfare as proof that the agreement had been undermined.
But Mr Pyne dismissed the split, saying it would make "zero difference" to the relationship between the Greens and Labor.
"It's not really a break-up," he told Sky News.
"We know the Greens and Labor are still living together. It's more choreographed than a Jesse Ventura-Hulk Hogan World Wrestling Federation fight."
"This is all just being done as a breach of convenience in the lead-up to a federal election so they can fly under different colours.
"The truth is that Labor and the Greens are synonymous."
Earlier yesterday, Liberal senator Simon Birmingham declared Senator Milne's break-up with Labor about as meaningful as "Kim Kardashian's wedding vows".