That is a poor thing to post IT. I know dozens of Federal MPs and most have good, strong marriages or relationships. No doubt that working long stretches in Canberra is a toll on family life, but not unlike the sacrifice many workers make to do their jobs. I know you will not believe it but all the MPs I know and others I have met, from all sides of the political spectrum, are good, hard-working people, who love their partners and their kids.
Barnaby is probably the exception. I vividly recall the meeting that I and other Mayors and CEOs from our Region had in Barnaby’s office in Canberra in 2012. Two things were apparent; firstly that Barnaby was crazy as a snake, when his opening remark at our meeting was, “Australia is totally fu cked”, as reference to debt levels from the Rudd Government (wonder what he says now that his Government have them many times higher), and the other observation made not only by me, but the other Mayors, most of whom were Nationals, that all in his Office were young females, all wearing tight white blouses, unbuttoned far enough for their breasts to be on show and short tight navy-blue skirts. Sort of a voyeur workplace uniform, I guess.
Now I saw no evidence of copulation on the desks or meeting table, but it did have a weird atmosphere. Now this was before Vikki came on the scene, but rumours are that he has been “working” very closely with his staff for years.
After the meeting when our Group had adjourned to the bar at Canberra Airport, and we were quite despondent about our lack of progress with any MP during our two day visit. Barnaby was a highlight, but for the wrong reasons