Law-breakers are usually punished
Can somebody please explain why the politicians recently found to have broken the law are not being subjected to legal action and are being allowed to seek – in the case of Barnaby Joyce – re-election to the lower house of parliament via a byelection? This smacks of one law for some and another law for others. If I break the law, surely I should expect some form of penalty and, depending on the seriousness of the crime, find myself ineligible to seek election to the Australian parliament. If my understanding of the law is incorrect, I would appreciate advice as to my misinterpretation.