Richard Denniss from the Australia Institute has summed up my sentiments exactly (although more articularly) in his article in The Age.
"It is time for the progressive voices in Australian politics to unite. Australia needs more from the remaining Democrats than three years of squabbling with the Greens about who is the original environmental party."
The Democrats and the Greens have a lot more in common than they do in difference and the opportunities a dynamic, progressive and united third-force party would have on the political landscape should outweigh the immediate difficulties.
I'd like to be the first to extend the olive branch and invite both Greens and Democrats to discuss the possibility of a merger. Feel free to use my blog as a forum.