Thursday, May 09, 2013

Australian politician seeks apology over 'sexist juvenile taunts'


OPPOSITION Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk will today seek a full apology from the Newman Government after being subjected to "sexist juvenile taunts" during Question Time yesterday.

The trouble began when Treasurer Tim Nicholls said it was his “first time with the Leader of the Opposition and I am excited by it" after she directed a question to him in Parliament.

He then followed up with "the first answer was so good she came back with a second one" when Ms Palaszczuk asked another question.

"I want to thank the Leader of the Opposition for the opportunity to do it again," Mr Nicholls said.

Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek then jumped in with "it won't be a “one-night stand” which he withdrew at Ms Palaszczuk's request.

But later Ms Palaszczuk said she would write to Speaker Fiona Simpson seeking a full apology because it was “not isolated behaviour from one minister”.

“This was the Treasurer and the Education Minister – two of this government’s most senior ministers – working in tandem, using comments that should never have been said,” Ms Palaszczuk said.


Just a joke.  If politicians can't take it, who can?


Anonymous said...

While she is politician who should have a thicker skin, their comments were pretty juvenile. I know its a lot to ask, but I think public officials should be setting the example, not acting like teenagers.

Anonymous said...

Parliaments (and the equivalent) are often like kindergartens the world over. They entertain each other at the taxpayers' expense (not to mention democracy's expense!).

Anonymous said...

From the looks of her they were obviously not serious in their comments and that may be why she is so mad.


Anonymous said...

She's a lefty. In Aussie politics only lefties are allowed to make snide remarks with impunity. Need I say more?