By-election date decision a masterclass in blindsiding and political bastardry

By-election date decision a masterclass in blindsiding and political bastardry

Updated May 26, 2018 05:12:13 Blindside the political establishment and you can be guaranteed at least 24 hours of focus on the fact you have blindsided them, rather than on what the implications of the decision involved in the blindsiding might be. In 2016, Malcolm Turnbull and George Brandis happily …

‘Political bastardry’: SA Labor MPs shipped out of electorate offices take aim at Treasurer

‘Political bastardry’: SA Labor MPs shipped out of electorate offices take aim at Treasurer

Updated April 16, 2018 20:22:03 Two South Australian Labor MPs have accused Treasurer Rob Lucas of “political bastardry”, after he made the decision to assign them temporary electoral offices tens of kilometres from their electorates. The temporary office arrangements have been forced by a massive redistribution of electoral boundaries, which …