Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten, Has expressed doubts about supporting the new Terrorism Laws.
“It’s not that we don’t care about the threat of Terrorism,” said Mr Shorten, “it’s just that we sort of forgot to read the laws before we agreed to pass them. Now that I have read some of it I think we may have made a bit of a mistake.”
One Labor insider gives more details. “It’s not our fault, the Government told us we had to sign if we wanted to be liked by everyone,” he said. “But it turns out they were telling fibs.”
Self proclaimed adult, Prime Minister Tony Abbott responded to Mr Shorten saying, “There’s no do overs here, you pinkie swore that you would agree with us and if you back out now we’ll have no choice but to give you all Indian rope burns.”
At the moment the opposition is seeking legal opinion on keeping your fingers crossed behind your back when signing legislation.