NSWs Labor working with the Coalition opposition and aided and abetted by the Greens, Democrats and Independents have just attempted one of the most disgraceful, greedy and self serving political crimes in our countrys history.
First they conspire to slip this dirty money grab through at 1 oclock in the morning, then when they are caught with their hands in the till they have the gall to appear as if everything is alright because they are repealing the legislation and so no crime has taking place.
Repealing the Legislation does not in any way change that members of the NSW Parliament tried to sneak through what in the end would have amounted to a personal windfall of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The bipartisan greed an gluttony displayed by the collusion on all sides of politics in New South Wales is not just a lesson for the people of that state but a lesson for all Australians. It is no wonder that ordinary Australians place little or no trust in most politicians.
It is politicians such as those in NSW who have managed Australia into the ground and caused the economic hardship that for many Australians there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel, yet clearly those in power and their accomplices will cheat and deceive the people they represent to make sure their own lifestyles are comfortable will cheat and deceive the people they represent to make sure their own lifestyles are comfortable and secure.
I cannot overstate my sense of outrage at these parasites on the public purse who have the hide to put themselves forward as honest representatives of the people. Australians will not easily forget this attempted robbery, nor will they forget how these so called representatives work together when the outcome is the lining of their own pockets.
For the record, since early last year, I have made it clear that I am against the ongoing funding of former Prime Ministers and parliamentarians receiving better superannuation arrangements than other Australians, or for that matter receiving any payments before they turn 55. Needless to say, I have not been able to gain support on this issue from other parliamentarians.
Statement issued by Pauline Hanson MP, Member for Oxley