“If our parliament were to make a big decision on a matter such as this, it ought to be owned by the parliament and not by any particular party,” the Australian Prime Minister Abbott said last week about legalising same-sex marriage in Australia, in response to opposition leader Bill Shorten’s announcement of his introduction of a private member’s bill to the Australian Federal Parliament today.
Thank you, Prime Minister, for you and the majority of your government’s absence at work today, demonstrated at 2 minutes 50 seconds of the YouTube video published by the Australian Broadcasting Commission from parliament. Is this what you mean by parliament owning a big decision?
Enough with the bullshit. Where were you today?
The comments Shorten makes at 4:56 are all too true.
And to Bill Shorten, using the phrase, “It’s time,” is jumping on a bandwagon a bit late, considering the GetUp campaign launched on 24 Nov 2011. It’s been time for a while. I moved to Canada in 2013 and married my husband in 2014. It’s now 2015. I’m glad you’ve finally come round.