Sep 4, 2014

Geoff Shaw sideshow strands Napthine in political quagmire

The Victorian government should be showing leadership and purpose rather than tying itself in knots over the member for Frankston, writes former Labor Victorian MP Tony Lupton.

On his return from suspension this week controversial Victorian MP Geoff Shaw said the buck stopped with him, but the political merry-go-round in Spring Street just keeps turning. Shortly before 10am Thursday morning, Premier Denis Napthine moved to expel Shaw from Parliament.

The member for Frankston delivered his much-anticipated apology on Tuesday. He “humbly and sincerely apologised” to the Parliament and people of Victoria for misusing parliamentary entitlements. It should have ended there.

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3 thoughts on “Geoff Shaw sideshow strands Napthine in political quagmire

  1. Vincent O'Donnell

    Premier Napthine said he wanted a ‘fulsome apology’ from Mr Shaw and that’s what he got. Perhaps our premier should check the dictionary before making public his expectations.

  2. seriously?

    Napthene is an absolute lightweight who constantly peddles spin and empty rhetoric.

  3. Gavin Moodie

    Thanx for this informative analysis.

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