I watched the recently appointed Victoria Shadow Attorney-General, Matthew Bach, being interviewed by Peta Credlin on Sky News. He spoke calmly and authoritatively about the current impasse in Parliament concerning the Andrews pandemic Bill. It was the first time that I have heard him speak in his new position. It is also the first time that I’ve heard any politician address the potential implications for Victorians if the Bill doesn’t pass. What a breath of fresh air. Certainly great leadership potential. Or was I just dazzled by his media presence?
“Victorian Shadow Attorney-General Matthew Bach says the Andrews government is working really hard to “pressure” crossbench MPs in the upper house to pass its controversial pandemic laws.
“There are 11 crossbench MPs in the upper house where I sit,” Mr Bach told Sky News host Peta Credlin.
“Initially, starting six months ago, the government negotiated with just three consistent Labor voting crossbenchers.
“But they got the numbers wrong, because of course Adem Somyurek, the former disgraced Labor minister, is also entitled to sit in the Upper House and he’s come out to say that he’ll vote against the legislation.
“My message to my crossbench colleagues is: stay strong, listen to your constituents, do what’s right first and foremost to your constituents and for the people of Victoria.” Continued here.