Liberal Leader Zed Seselja has put out a huffy media release railing against Labor for failing to support his motion of no confidence in Speaker Rattenbury.
“Shane Rattenbury has publicly and repeatedly stated that he ‘supports illegal protests’,” Mr Seselja said.
“Shane Rattenbury is not just any Member of the Assembly, but the lawmaker tasked with upholding order for the lawmakers themselves. It’s indefensible for any lawmaker to support unlawful behaviour, let alone the Speaker.
“ACT Labor today admitted that Shane Rattenbury’s endorsement of this illegal action is unacceptable, but refused to stand up to the Greens, and instead chose to nurture its clearly biased relationship with the party.
“For ACT Labor to agree these actions were wrong but choose to preserve this relationship is clear disregard for the people of Canberra, who rely on the Assembly to advocate on their behalf. They have trashed the Assembly for the sake of their coalition.
Anyone would think Shane had committed illegal acts himself.