The secret we should all be let in on

It was a resignation speech of the look-back-in-wonderment genre.

Last Tuesday John Herron formally announced his intention to step down from the Senate.

  • Gerard Henderson
  • The Age

The former Howard Government minister declared: “I pay tribute also to the wonderful democracy we have in Australia; we have no…

Certainly Dr Herron’s wish to quit the Senate to take up a diplomatic posting came as no surprise – he is expected to become Australia’s ambassador to Ireland and the Vatican next year.

However, despite the obvious bonhomie of the occasion, the Queensland Liberal’s claim that Australian democracy has “no…

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