After the events of a bizarre week, and the scandals that prompted them, Tom Richardson asks: is democratic accountability dead? Or just resting its eyes?
A former factional powerbroker has thrown his support behind ousted Liberal John Dawkins, calling his looming expulsion from the party “unreasonable” and an “over-reaction”.
Controversially-elected Upper House president John Dawkins has removed himself from the Liberal party-room but says he will still fight to retain his membership of the party.
UPDATED | State parliament is in the midst of one its most tumultuous days in recent memory, with the Marshall Government threatening to ban one of its own members amid ongoing disunity and the newly-installed Speaker unleashing an extraordinary opening speech accusing the State Opposition of potential contempt of parliament and “unlawful interference” in an ICAC investigation.