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Blood on the door: Burston-Ashby clash sets parliament on surreal, end-of-days journey

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As current and former One Nation members battle over sexual harassment accusations, Coalition takes drastic action to stave off Labor trapIt’s hard to find the words to capture the precise form of unhinging that is playing out in the 45th parliament in its final days, but let me try.Over the past couple of days, a war between current and former members of One Nation resulted in allegations of sexual harassment against a staffer being aired under parliamentary privilege, a retaliatory allegation of unwanted back stroking, a physical confrontation between a staffer and a senator, blood smeared on Pauline Hanson’s door, and, finally, the revocation of a staffer’s parliamentary pass. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/14/blood-on-the-door-burston-ashby-clash-sets-parliament-on-surreal-end-of-days-journey

Author : Katharine Murphy Political editor

Publish date : 2019-02-14 10:13:38

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