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Christian Porter’s blind trust should be examined by parliament – but it won’t be and that’s crushingly predictable

Normally referrals to the privileges committee are waved through on the but on Wednesday afternoon bowled up a rude shock

If you weren’t glued to the House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon, let me bring you up to speed. The Speaker of the house, , a cautious and considered person, examined whether or not the privileges committee of the parliament should take a look at ’s use of a to pay some of his legal fees.

Smith’s view was there was an issue to examine. This wasn’t any rash pre-judgment of the facts – merely a procedural determination – so on Wednesday afternoon after question time, the Speaker allowed Labor to move the necessary referral motion. Smith granted precedence.

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