- The ACT Greens have welcomed Mr Shant’s apology for his offensive posts on a Facebook page during the ACT election, but are concerned that such comments are not uncommon in politics today and reflects more on the values of such groups than it does on the judgement of one advisor.
“I have received Mr Shant’s apology and I trust this whole sequence of events has given him cause to reflect” Greens MLA and Speaker Mr Shane Rattenbury said today.
“This kind of behaviour reflects poorly on the Liberal Party” ACT Greens Parliamentary Convener Meredith Hunter added. “Not only are these comments childish, they also demonstrate very poor judgement. It’s a shame that we have to have these conversations when there are real and substantial policy debates that we should be having.”
The only side to be acting like grown ups through this business.