Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Forgotten Children remained Forgotten today. #Senateestimates.

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BUT, my jaw hit the floor when Senator MacDonald quite happily admitted he had not bothered to even read the report. 

So he is the chair flying blind and negligent. #ShameSenatorIanMacdonald


He snarled and rudely rebutted throughout the day. His self declared 15 minutes speaking time for questions was flexible, depending on who was up. This stretched to 20 minutes for one of HIS Senators, prior to lunch. His bias was unapologetically displayed for all.

BUT, my jaw hit the floor when Senator MacDonald quite happily admitted he had not bothered to even read the report. So he is the chair flying blind and negligent. #ShameSenatorIanMacdonald.

As Senator Ludlum tweeted, (I paraphrase and embellish), how could such a rude, belligerent clutz become chair of any committee, let alone this one.

So as I settled down with a coffee and apple danish, this charade continued. And the Twitterers watched and witnessed, making a LOUD cacophony of concern.

You hearing us yet  @TonyAbbottMHR? #neolibs?

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Today we saw Senator Ian Macdonald behave like a disrespectful 9th form boy.
We begin with Senator Ian Mac belligerently challenging Professor Triggs, and then interrupting her responses, until he had enough of that and his attention span waned. He passed the baton to the Senator O'Sullivan for Red Lining. Speaking slowly, Senator CanIRedLineThat? rambled on and really didn't come close to dirtying Professor Triggs, despite his bestest.

The Senators Penny, Penny and Sarah did not let this debacle go unchallenged.
Sometimes having to repeat "Point of order, Chair!" "Point of order, Chair!" "Point of order, Chair!" "Point of order, Chair!" "Point of order, Chair!" before the Chair heard.You get what I mean. But every POINT of Order was dismissed disdainfully by Macca. He heckled from the chair, while also muttering about letting a man speak or summat!!! Sarah challenged this, to no avail, as per Macca's rule.
Bet he didn't tune into #QandA last night.


And then it came time for Mr Moriarty.
Poor Moraitis, or Moriarty as Penny Wong twice called him, ('Too much Conan Doyle,' she hilariously quipped.) was straight lipped, arms crossed firmly and blushing as he ad libbed and 'could not recall'ed. Brandis on his high chair (he must have pumped up the chair to high point) beside him, stoic faced and red. In between questions Moriarty sat in a black sulk.



Senator Penny Wright @PennyWrites asked the AG a question. Brandis filibustered till her 15 minutes was up. She asked if we all saw what happened there. Penny. Yes! We saw the LNP's heartlessness, bullyboytactics and blustering buffoonery all day. We are all witness to this neolib, sociopathic partisanship.

...and that was just the morning session.




But saddest of all...

The Forgotten Children remained Forgotten today.



If you want to ensure we don't forget the kids read here. 


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P.S. Throughout this whole debacle, Professor Triggs was calm, assertive and professional. #IStandWithGillianTriggs. She reminded me of former PM Julia's class act at the Royal Commission into Get Gillard.


This just in. Brandis refuses under legal advice to not answer Penny Wong's question regarding what role was offered to Gillian Triggs. Sarah Hanson Young reflects that criminal code 7.6 could lead to a criminal charge.


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