Australian politics is still doomed, basically.
Earlier this week an eye-witness confirmed that former Prime Minister Tony Abbott did indeed punch the wall either side of fellow student and then-political rival Barbara Ramjan, while he was at university.
Ramjan had previously sworn under oath that on July 28 in 1977 at Sydney University, Tony Abbott “came up to her, stood within an inch of her nose and punched the wall on either side of her head”.
Despite the passing of almost FOUR DECADES not a whole lot appears to have changed on the conservative side of youth politics.
On Monday night, following the federal leadership spill, a Young Liberal meeting in Sydney erupted into a fist fight, with an Abbott-supporter — from the hard right faction — allegedly physically assaulting a member of the moderates.
Apparently, things were already a little testy in the meeting room after the conservatives argued against a motion to congratulate Malcolm Turnbull on rolling Abbott for the prime ministership.
One attendee described the mood as “particularly unruly” and said there “was a lot more shouting than normal”.
More than 100 people witnessed the altercation, which has been described as a “push punch” incident against the wall (I sense a pattern here).
Miljak is now facing expulsion from the Liberal Party and has already resigned from his position as a staffer for senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells — who is currently vying for a ministerial position in Turnbull’s new cabinet.
“Young Liberal council always has its moments but suffice to say when I became aware of this yesterday afternoon I spoke to the young man in question and he tendered his resignation and I accepted his resignation,” she said.
“I didn’t think it was appropriate behaviour, no,” Senator Fierravanti-Wells said.