On the privileges committee

Meredith Williams writes Re. ” Who is the committee that could imprison Dastyari for his Chinese entanglements?” (Monday)

How long before this debacle is christened “Dastyarigate”?

Joe Boswell writes:Re. ” Who is the committee that could imprison Dastyari for his Chinese entanglements?” (Monday)

Charlie Lewis wrote about the Parliamentary Privileges Act… surreally, section eight prohibits either house from expelling any member.”

Surreally? Voters decide who represents their constituency, and voters decide when they have had enough; not other members of Parliament. This law prevents the government gaining a weapon to remove any member once it has the numbers. Are things not bad enough already, without that?

On media experts

Mark Hyland writesRe. “Did you know there’s only one counter-terrorism expert in Australia?” (Monday)

Much like there being only one expert per field, there is only one picture of a judges gavel, and it’s the one used in Bob Gosford’s piece further down the page.

Peter Fray

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