No time to laugh but MPs leave us too weak to weep

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Letters -

The im­passe as­so­ci­ated with the dual-cit­i­zen­ship fi­asco and the Sen­a­tor Dast­yari mat­ter are be­yond ridicu­lous.

In re­la­tion to the dual-cit­i­zen­ship mat­ter, the lead­ers of the ma­jor par­ties have added an­other layer of stu­pid­ity by de­ploy­ing tit-for-tat re­fer­ral tac­tics to the High Court.

These mat­ters are turn­ing our lead­ers into a pub­lic laugh­ing-stock.

The elec­torate has lost con­fi­dence in the par­lia­ment in gen­eral and its lead­ers in par­tic­u­lar, and their abil­ity to func­tion in the na­tional in­ter­est.

Par­lia­ment has been an ab­ject fail­ure in its duty to Aus­tralia to pro­vide “ser­vices of a high stan­dard”. Mean­while, the na­tion is in hia­tus. The gen­eral pub­lic de­serve much bet­ter. Where is the Gover­nor-Gen­eral? DJ Preece, Wol­lon­gong

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