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Parliamentary Theatre

As a young man in the 1970s, I had aspirations to go into politics.  I wanted to do something that might make a difference.  My then wife was supportive but said she wouldn’t vote for me.  She was a committed Labor voter whereas I had Liberal leanings back then.  Many years later, looking back, I was grateful I didn’t pursue a career in politics but today I feel that maybe I should have.  After all, where else could I stand up in front of TV cameras and cast aspersions under Parliamentary privilege on some poor person on the other side of the chamber, stretching the truth every which way, and get away with it?  It is pure theatre.  And I would have a lot more money in my retirement super fund than I do today.