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A First Rate Senator (John Madigan) Skewers a Third Rate Human Being (Simon Chapman)


Victorian Senator, John Madigan delivered an utterly brilliant speech in the Commonwealth Senate this week. See the video below; Hansard (transcript) follows.

As to the Senator, John Madigan provides a salient example of what can happen when decency, integrity and courage all combine in defence of the weak and vulnerable among us; and in pursuit of the truth. The man is made of fearless stuff; and, in our view, stands as one of the Parliamentary Greats: William Wilberforce and his 26 year campaign to end slavery readily springs to mind. The passion with which he delivers this speech is, self evidently, the product of the man’s compassion and empathy; as he says: “every life matters and every life is important”. Hear, hear!

As to the speech, it can be covered in two words: “truly wonderful”.




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2 Comments on “A First Rate Senator (John Madigan) Skewers a Third Rate Human Being (Simon Chapman)”

  1. Greg Schmalz June 19, 2014 at 1:25 pm #

    This speech should be required reading for all three tiers of elected officials in Canada.
    And this speech coming from a proud labour party member it will be sent to Jerry Diaz president of Unifor, Canada’s largest union, wind turbine owner and denier of harm to people.

    • Donna Quixote June 19, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

      They can’t stick their heads in the sand for too much longer. The whole wind industry scam is starting to unravel and the genesis of it seems to be in full swing in Australia.
      How long it will take for the rest of the world to step up to the plate, is anyone’s guess.

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