Grandstanding in politics is frequent. But our current opposition leader’s position – where he is refusing to guarantee a ‘pair’ for a father about to have a child if the father is absent from parliament during a crucial vote in our no-outright-majority-parliament – has to be a new low.
Surely it’s more important for a father to be present for the birth of his child, whenever that occurs, than be present for a vote on whatever is before parliament, whenever that occurs.
I am simply appalled that there is an attempt at point-scoring and blatant media-attention-seeking focus on such an issue.
The poor child & mother.