The Canberra Times has a story today about former ACT Liberal Senator Gary Humphries being stripped of a distinguished service award because he wrote an opinion piece that publicly said the party needed to change direction to improve its chances of winning government at the next election.
It all seems very petty, vindictive and stupid to me. The party is supposed to value free speech, which is why Brandis wants to change the law, but if you offer constructive criticism you get attacked. If the current management people can’t work with other members of the same party, how are they going to appeal to voters at the next election.
I’m no fan of the ACT Labor government, but I’m starting to reconcile myself to them being in government until at least 2020.