Fresh on the tail of the Bill Heffernan/Fiona Nash exchange comes news of another conservative corridor contretemps, this time in the ACT Legislative Assembly last week.

The story has been common knowledge, and today The Canberra Times has put it into print.

It is alleged that Brindabella MLA Steve Pratt told Ginninderra MLA
Vicki Dunne “you don’t know shit from clay” during a heated argument in
the Liberal Party’s first-floor corridor…

Enough is being said about the behaviour of male Liberal
parliamentarians to cause concern. The rough and tumble of politics is
getting a bit too rough, some say. Blokey, blunt – and brutish.

And the episode is only adding to concerns about Pratt. There’s more on that front running on The RiotACT.

Peter Fray

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