2021-06-03 00:11:46 UTC
Nick Smith, apparently due to a possible media leak of details of poor
behaviour relating to treatment of parliamentary employees.
The following covers some details
and suggests that parties that offend should have that reflected in
voter support. All governments have experienced similar problems -
score counting is not very productive, but I believe it is important
that there be effective penalties imposed more quickly than the next
election. My suggestion is that if Parliamentary Services have to
incur legal costs and compensation costs arising from employment
disputes, then depending on how parliamentary services assess the
'guilt' of the different parties (and at times employees can be
difficult!) that Parliamentary services then impose an effective
penalty to the MP or the offending party by deferring a new
appointment until the costs assessed to be attributable to the MP or
party is saved.
While in the scheme of things the money involved is very small, I am
sure this is the sort of 'user pays' that the major parties as well as
the "Taxpayers Union" should be prepared to agree to!