The Canberra Times has the pretty horrid tale of one Aaron Santelises who, despite being a Labor party member and former State election candidate convinced ANU to place him as an intern in Liberal Senator Stephen Parry’s office.
The fourth year law student explained himself thusly:
When confronted about his political past, Mr Santelises told Senator Parry and Dr Banfield that he thought his background would prevent him for being placed in the program.
What an adornment he will make to the justice system.
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On another note semester long internships look like labour exploitation from where we stand, but more interns betraying the trust of those who give them opportunities does no favours to our society as a whole.