MEDIA RELEASE: STATEMENT ON STEPHEN PARRY

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THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP  
ACTING
LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY

 

STATEMENT ON STEPHEN PARRY

 

The Turnbull Government is lurching from crisis to crisis.

 

It’s extraordinary that the President of the Senate – who oversaw several High Court referrals – did not reflect on his own eligibility until just days ago.

 

Malcolm Turnbull famously said that a failure to resolve eligibility issues showed “incredible sloppiness” and “extraordinary negligence”.

 

Mr Turnbull has shown terrible judgement throughout this sorry citizenship saga. 

 

Malcolm Turnbull must tell Australians whether he knew there were doubts over Senator Parry’s eligibility.

 

This revelation now raises questions about the  Liberal Party's negligence when it comes to proper vetting processes.

 

TUESDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2017