Friday, September 17, 2010

Independents to preside over Australia's Lower House

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Wow, this is big news. Independent MP Rob Oakshotte looks set to become the speaker of the Lower House in the Australian parliament. Now its apparent why Gillard was able to win two of the 3 Independents over to her side of politics. Of course very little policy is actually formulated in parliament, since it is really a circus rather than a forum for ideas....This is of course why they offered it to him. It will be interesting though.
Rob can insist they answer a question, but he can't really reprimand them for not disclosing the full truth; just some variant of it. i.e. Lying by omission will continue unbated.
Andrew Sheldon

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