Keith Duncan, Pimlico
Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last one relating to the alleged rape of a junior staffer in a government minister’s office and then an alleged cover-up really is as bad as it gets. There seems to exist within the Federal government under Morrison’s leadership a worsening culture of entitlement.
Allegations of widespread rorting of taxpayer money, in the direction of coalition donors continue unabated, the last one involving Peter Dutton, the minister of prolonged misery, ignoring his own department’s guidelines and redirecting grant money into coalition held seats. There also seems to be an element of Trumpism creeping into coalition ministers when handling public scrutiny.
When visiting the US our ‘exulted’ leader seemed to be smitten by Trump’s incredible ability to lie, and even spent time on the campaign trail learning from the master manipulator. For this show of uninhibited arse-sucking Morrison was duly rewarded by having an American medal bestowed upon his person. Until a Federal ICAC with teeth is established these coalition ministers will continue to run amok. Unless of course we can dump the lot of them at the next election?