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Simon slung out of the Assembly as Liberals stamp their tiny feet on right to wag

By johnboy - 22 September 2011 6

Zed Seselja is very excited that Labor and the Greens have joined forces to place discrimination protection over forcing kids to go to school.

“The amendments I introduced to the Discrimination Act would have allowed businesses who choose to their own detriment not to serve students they believe are wagging school,” ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja said.

“But the ACT Labor/Greens coalition tonight effectively legalised students ‘right to wag’ and allowed legal action against shop owners who choose to support their local community’s commitment to stop wagging.

“Our amendments to this Bill wouldn’t have forced shop owners to refuse service to students during school hours, but would have removed the threat of legal action if they do.

“We should be doing everything we can to ensure students get a proper education, not threatening legal action against shopkeepers who work with school communities to try to dissuade wagging.

“I’m very disappointed to see the ACT Labor/Greens coalition have once again gone completely against commonsense, undermining school Principals in the process.

But then things became more exciting still in the London Circuit Soviet!

Here’s Zed’s take on events:

In an extraordinarily development, Simon Corbell was tonight ejected by a majority vote of the Assembly for unparliamentarily and disorderly behaviour in defending the right to wag, ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja said today.

“Simon Corbell lost control of his emotions and hurled abuse during the conclusion of the debate on the Canberra Liberals Discrimination Act Amendment Bill,” Mr Seselja said.

“It is incredibly rare for Members to be ejected from the Assembly, much more so for Ministers. This is the first Minister to be ejected from the Assembly this term.

“What makes the ejection even more extraordinary is that he was thrown out while wildly defending the right of students to wag school.

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6 Responses to
Simon slung out of the Assembly as Liberals stamp their tiny feet on right to wag
MickGreen 8:36 pm 22 Sep 11

“For instance a student might be sick and goes out to get food to eat? Should they refused service and effectively starved? Shopkeepers should have upto date records of when school breaks are what times and on what days school is and days off etc, before they be allowed to discriminate.”

Also, do they have to know who and who isn’t a student? Do they have to prove that a person is a student? And what’s to stop this from being selectively applied?

I can’t see any way in which this would be workable.

2604 8:25 pm 22 Sep 11

HGp said :

I don’t really care about truancy, but the fact that this is considered a human rights issue is outrageous. The MLAs from Labor and the Greens should be ashamed of themselves.

+1.

IMO one of the biggest issues in Australian education today is that whenever kids misbehave, or don’t do their work, some liberal wingnut is ready to either validate the behaviour in question, or supply a reason as to why those kids are not to blame for the behaviour.

Then the same lefty blames falling literacy and numeracy standards on teachers not getting paid enough!

Bramina 8:15 pm 22 Sep 11

I cannot see how it is a retail worker’s business where their customers should be.

HGp 7:52 pm 22 Sep 11

I don’t really care about truancy, but the fact that this is considered a human rights issue is outrageous. The MLAs from Labor and the Greens should be ashamed of themselves.

gooterz 1:12 pm 22 Sep 11

There should be limits on the type of discrimination.
For instance a student might be sick and goes out to get food to eat? Should they refused service and effectively starved? Shopkeepers should have upto date records of when school breaks are what times and on what days school is and days off etc, before they be allowed to discriminate.

Where as i have no problem with places who refuse service for shopping for clothes etc, unless a reasonable excuse is given and the people.

KaptnKaos 12:57 pm 22 Sep 11

Stresscorb strikes again!!! Not rare for him to do this, his losing control has happened before.
How do you get a job as a bouncer at the assembly??? Would have liked to have had the priviledge of slinging stresscorb out.

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