Surely, the Federal Government’s sheer incompetence is at such a staggering level that there must be at least one decent member who’ll eventually cry “enough”.
THE furore over the National Broadband Network has intensified amid fresh claims that the $36 billion project is 15 months behind schedule because of “fundamental” shortcomings in Labor’s policy and that cost blowouts are inevitable.
But then bungling has been their stock in trade. So maybe the shell-backed evasion of parliamentary standards will prick the conscience of one of those Labor MPs who know they’re on their way to electoral oblivion.
LABOR MP Craig Thomson received a secret payout of almost $160,000 from the Health Services Union three years after he left the union and had been elected to Federal Parliament.
But then they’ve done whatever it takes to avoid propriety over the Thomson scandal. So, as always, it seems that with no one in the government prepared to do the right thing by the electorate, it will be the numbers that force the issue.
SPEAKER Peter Slipper is facing explosive allegations he sexually harassed a young male adviser and misused taxpayer-funded Cabcharge dockets in a major new crisis for the Gillard government.
The man who holds the highest parliamentary office in Australia is accused by a key adviser, James Ashby, 33, of making “unwelcome sexual advances” and “unwelcome sexual comments”.