Craig Thomson MP must have thought a certificate from his doctor was good enough to get a day off work.
The Opposition wanted full medical details before granting a
pair. It seem that the privacy between doctors and their patients is no longer sacrosanct.
As Malcolm Farr, writing in the Herald Sun said:
In effect, the Opposition is claiming either that a doctor has issued a false certificate, or that it is better at diagnosing a condition than a trained medical practitioners.
Source: 19 March, 2010: Herald Sun
In between scaling fish, mixing cement, being a politician and eating bananas, Tony Abbott seems to think he also qualified to be a doctor.
Joel Fitzgibbon tweeted (as @fitzhunter 8:29 PM – 18 Mar 12)
The people who refuse to accept a medical certificate as a legitimate reason for Thompsons absence, will be, if elected to government, the same people who write Australia’s workplace laws.
additional text by @redglitterx