Rebellion in the ranks
SMH August 9, 2006 - 5:26PM
Liberal backbencher Petro Georgiou has described Government laws that would send all asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat offshore as the most "profoundly disturbing" legislation he has ever encountered in Parliament.
Mr Georgiou has vowed to cross the floor of Parliament to vote with Labor and to oppose the laws.
At least two other Coalition backbenchers, Russell Broadbent and
Judi Moylan, are likely to join him.
Flea: I watched this debate this morning via the Parliament website and found myself cheering as Broadbent made the above statement. Could this signal the end of the lap dog's control via "undated letters of resignation" it is alledged he keeps in his desk? You can be quite sure that my first vote as an Australian Citizen will NOT be used to put that man back into power. Not even on preferences.