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Feb 17, 2017

Macdonald picks his hill to die on with Gold Pass debate

Then, after being defeated on the Gold Pass, Macdonald was still determined to be a pain in the arse.

Liberal Senator Ian Macdonald wore out the patience of all his parliamentary colleagues late on Thursday night as he did his best to draw out debate on the axing of the Life Gold Pass for former parliamentarians. If you can even call it a debate, that is. 

At some points during the evening, his colleagues stopped responding to Macdonald's statements in an attempt to move the matter on and get the legislation passed. Macdonald said the move to axe the entitlements were "populist" and then went all Godwin, suggesting getting rid of parliamentarians was the kind of thing Hitler favoured. 

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  1. MAC TEZ

    My guess is Ian Macdonald goes to funeral parlours looking for a pine box in which he can be taken out of Parliament.

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