Meanwhile, Parliament’s Speaker, Trevor Mallard, will consider a proposal from the Prime Minister that peters be allowed a special valedictory. That would require a unanimous vote from all MPs if it were to go ahead. Whether ACT and National would support such a motion could be an obstacle.
That’s a terrible idea. If you want a valedictory you retire or resign. They are not for people who failed to get re-elected.
And just before the House rose, Peters used parliamentary privilege to smear and defame me and several others in a weird conspiracy theory about how his superannuation details got leaked.
Why would you reward that behaviour with a special valedictory?