The Art of the Australian Insult


Beefing about the Stroganoff Affair
September 18, 2008, 6:12 am
Filed under: Politicians

“Any reasonable member of Parliament would be embarrassed by it. It’s unacceptable in my view that members should be using the people’s house for these purposes.”

Manager of Opposition business Joe Hockey on Labor MP John Murphy’s complaint to Parliament about the portion sizes of stroganoff in the canteen. Murphy has apologised, saying, “With many families in my electorate facing cost of living pressures, I accept that the remarks were insensitive and unjustified.”

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