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”
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]