Australian Labor Party suspends top politician over censorship row
Good for her! Rather strange that there seem to be a lot of Leftist morality police around these days. This lady has fallen foul of them
NSW upper house president Amanda Fazio has been suspended from the Labor Party for crossing the floor last night over censorship legislation.
The Australian today exclusively revealed Ms Fazio's objections to a new bill that will give police the quasi power to classify material in adult shops as x-rated, and prosecute retailers on that basis.
Ms Fazio, a leading member of the NSW Right but a long-time supporter of libertarian causes, said the legislation was a “joke” and police should spend their time solving crimes with victims.
A senior NSW Labor source said this morning the rules on breaking ranks with caucus were “crystal clear” and Ms Fazio's party membership would be “in limbo” while a party disputes committee deals with the matter.
Caucus convenor Robert Coombs is expected to issue a statement shortly.