Senate sold…

Senator Andrew Bartlett: Telstra Sold – Senate Sold Out:

I can’t think of a single example in all my experience [over 15 years] where such total arrogance and contempt for the Parliamentary process was displayed. Of course, the one thing that is different now than at any other time in the last 24 years is that the Government has a majority in its own right in the Senate.

Any hope that the Liberal and National parties might not use this smallest of majorities to trash the entire purpose and role of the Senate was obviously forlorn.