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Explained: How Victorian politics descended into a ‘toxic sewer’ over Easter

3AW BREAKFAST

“The place resembles a sewer sometimes, to be frank.”

That’s the bleak summary of Parliament House from experienced State Political Reporter Brendan Donohoe this morning.

He joined 3AW Breakfast to break down the latest shenanigans that have thrown Spring St into chaos.

QUICK SUMMARY

  • CONTROVERSY #1
    Labor brought on vote on CFA bill while Rachel Carling-Jenkins, of the Bernardi Conservatives, was away ill, ensuring they had the votes to win
  • CONTROVERSY #2
    Two Liberal MPs, Bernie Finn and Craig Ondarchie, requested pairs on religious grounds to observe Good Friday, but later returned to the chamber to vote

“I’d never heard of an MP reneging on a pair,” Brendan Donohoe told Justin and Kate, filling in for Ross and John today.

“In future, I don’t know what’s going to happen to the pair system.”

“It’s a toxic atmosphere … and there’ll be toxic ramifications.”

Click PLAY to hear a more complete analysis from Donohoe today

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