Peter Slipper, an allegedly independent member in the federal House of Representatives, has an awfully attractive pension at stake: risk a court case, for using and abusing his parliamentary expenses, or preempt ugly outcomes of the legal process to protect his retirement fund.
I know what I'd do.
Only one journalist seems to have noticed that Julia Gillard's government will lose a vote from the House of Reps during 2013, plus will stumble through a bi-election - in Queensland.
Slipper's case heads to court in February.
Tick tock, tick tock.
Slipper faces pension dilemma