The Australian today reported an interesting quote from our local Senator, Gary Hamphries.
Reporting a story on a Coalition split in the Senate, Senator Humphries was quoted as saying,
- Liberal senator Gary Humphries told ABC Radio he had been told there was no need to vote on the issue.
“Since I was ensconced in my room with a cup of tea and watching the late night movie, I thought I would just stay there,” he said.
Senator Humphries’ response raises a number of important questions. This is, should our local represenative “be watching the late night movie”
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or should he be in the Chamber debating and voting on issues that may be imprtant to his consisuents.
What do other rioters think of Senator Humphries attitude to his job?
[ED – to be fair to Senator Humphries the vote was already decided on this one, and it’s not normal for Senators to be in the chamber every minute of the sitting]