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Aug 11, 2017

What happened in Parliament this week that wasn’t the damn plebiscite

Bob Katter delivered his trademark batshit crazy, energy companies were (sort of) raked over the coals, and we might be going to war with a nuclear power. And yet all anyone wanted to talk about was the marriage equality plebiscite.

Sally Whyte — Political reporter

Sally Whyte

Political reporter

What parliament is actually doing

The back and forth over the way the government will conduct the marriage equality plebiscite, sorry postal ballot, sorry, postal survey has dominated political reporting this week, but while the government has tied itself in constitutional and regulatory knots, there’s been a lot else going on in Parliament this week:

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6 thoughts on “What happened in Parliament this week that wasn’t the damn plebiscite

  1. Bill Hilliger

    Bob Hatter was off with the fairies or he was fucking drunk.

    1. Barbara Haan

      Very likely both.

    2. AR

      How could one tell? Both, neither or just Mad Katter at his usual incoherent norm.

  2. Charlie Chaplin

    Ah Bob Katter. I lived in his electorate of Kennedy for 25 years. Is it any wonder I moved?

    “The PM also said this morning that Australia would enact the ANZUS Treaty if the US were attacked by North Korea.” Sounds reassuring until you remember an attack on America doesn’t necessitate an attack on American territory as such. Ask the Philippines, Russia, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Panama, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia or North/South Korea.

  3. mpkh99

    Was there no further debate in parliament about the Medicare Levy funding the NDIS … or was it business as usual that the issues afftecting people with disability rate no concern to most of Australia?

  4. Venise Alstergren

    What is it that Queenslander politicians smoke that renders them incoherent, mentally unsound, completely round the fucking twist, and a danger to the rest of the nation?