Bridget McKenzie’s predictably evasive Senate look this week was a becoming reminder of all of the chaos she wrought final yr.
Clown of the Week Senator Bridget McKenzie has timed her outrages properly. Simply because the monumental sports activities rorts scandal was finally swallowed by the sinkhole of 2020 and forgotten, so too was her Senate look (on the identical subject) this week.
Her predictably evasive and reluctant look might need raised extra ire had it not are available in per week like this one, with the information cycle being dominated by the continued and horrifying revelations of the federal government’s dealing with of an alleged rape at Parliament Home, and Fb’s blocking of Australian information companies.
The efficiency was fully consistent with the scandal, which in flip is fully consistent with the federal government. McKenzie had resigned as agriculture minister in February final yr — not for the blatant and demonstrable abuse of public funds to assist the Coalition’s re-election, however for failure to declare a gun membership membership. This week, she “took full accountability” for this system, whereas not conceding any wrongdoing, throwing staffers underneath the bus and describing this system as “wildly standard” and “profitable”.