The Canberra Times has a strange story in which our Liberal Senator, Gary Humphries, expresses his deep admiration for the late Al Grassby.
Gary thinks the multicultural centre is too mean an abode for this titan of Australian politics and would like the statue erected next to Edmund Barton’s (that is the first Prime Minister of Australia).
When asked if this means he considers Grassby to be comparable in stature to our first Prime Minister Gary appears to have regained his senses somewhat:
Asked whether Grassby was in the same league as Prime Minister Barton, Senator Humphries said he was not and there may be a more fitting way to commemorate the Grassby name.
UPDATE: Gary has now put out a media release emphatically denying he supports statues of Al Grassby.