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Aussie life

13 July 2024

9:00 AM

13 July 2024

9:00 AM

I’ve just watched Senator Fatima Payman’s performative ‘I quit but not really, I’m moving to the crossbenches’ media conference. It seems that whether you’re a hard man Wilson ‘Iron Bar’ Tuckey trying to deliver some old-school hotel law and order, or lefty enforcer Penny Wong grudgingly following party rules back when opposing same-sex marriage, or even a Sarah Hanson-Young confusing Sea Patrol with Border Control and wondering why your colleagues laugh at you, what they really all need is an emotional support politician, a kind of political anti-bastard to tell them they’re doing OK while extracting the knives from their...

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