By now everyone should be aware of the new scandal engulfing the beleaguered Gillard government. Peter Slipper, the former NLP member who defected to become the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has been accused of abuse of his position as an employer by sexually harassing an employee and abusing Parliamentary entitlements.
Julia Gillard and her ministers are refusing to completely distance themselves from Peter Slipper’s questionable moral behaviour which has included allegations of pursuing younger male employees, urinating out of windows, appearing in risque videos demonstrating unusual behaviour. It’s all sordid stuff, yet Julia Gillard clings to Peter Slipper like a drowning man clinging to a life raft.
Is Julia Gillard devoid of moral fortitude ? Is there no depth that she will not sink to in order to retain power ?