Dr Colleen Lewis, ANU, writes in the Canberra Times this week:

The time has come for hypocritical and self-serving political decision-making to cease.

For too long our members of Parliament have either made themselves the exception to the rules they impose on others, or have devised schemes to serve their and their parties’ interests rather than the public interest. Perhaps the majority (certainly not all) of them feel they warrant exalted status.

They don’t. Like the rest of society, they are just doing a job, and one for which they are relatively well paid. The public has every right to expect public-interest service in return.

Read the full article here.