This is an old piece written by Senator John Faulkner (of NSW), from 2006 – but the incompetence and failures of the current Opposition – which was the government at the time the piece was written. The Howard Government may be gone, but some of the same people are still in parliament, and the hypocrisy does not go away.
Government Accountability – The Senate
Senator the Hon John Faulkner
Labor Senator for NSW
2 March 2006
To this list can be added Mary Jo Fisher, current LNP senator from South Australia – shoplifter and security guard assaulter
And the Victorian LNP – who wants a corruption watchdog, but wants politicians exempt for any possible corruption (Victoria’s Liberal-National Politicians Exempt Themselves From Corruption Commission)
Then there is Hajnal Black, somehow over a million dollars of her clients money ended up in her bank account, she is a conservative from Queensland.
While not illegal, let’s also remember the Liberal from South Australia who told a female Senator she should be
put down (South Australia, this man represents you: “You Should Be Put Down” MP Pengilly)
At the end of Faulkners very long list, he concludes:
Of course, all these sins mean nothing to the Howard government. After all, how can it repent what it cannot recall? This government, and its hand-picked sycophants, suffers from the worst case of collective amnesia in medical and political history. What are the bywords of the Howard government? ‘I cannot recall,’ ‘I don’t recollect,’ ‘I wasn’t informed,’ ‘I can’t remember,’ ‘I have no recollection of that.’
These are the people who talk about JuLiar and about Craig Thompson, who has NOT been found guilty of any crime.
a big thank you to @davidbewart for this link
text by @redglitterx
probably not endorsed by anyone in the LNP, use of Faulkner’s quote does not imply that he in anyway endorses the contents of this post or blog
oh, and I must add – ALLEGEDLY for all of this