This has outraged the sitting member Kelly Hoare, who thought that being the political representative for Charlton for the last 9 years was her job, and only her job, and, indeed, her job for life.
Hoare says she has been "sacked" and was going to (but won't) sue the party for the loss of her job. Which is bizarre. That's akin to one pollie suing another pollie for "stabbing them in the back", which I'd always thought was a core competency.
But, don't listen to me, listen to Hoare bleat:
"I've got a daughter at university and a son on first year apprenticeship wages, and if we lose this income, we lose our house.Hoare fails to bleat over, or mention, her generous superannuation payout, year after year, which, after only 9 years of serving, will still amount to the average person's salary, but without any tax being taken out prior to it hitting her bank account.
You know, it's a fairly disgraceful situation, but what has happened in the last couple of months is that decency and courtesy has been thrown out the door."
On top of the lifetime income for nothing, Hoare could do what normal people have to do - go get a job.
No, my sympathy bone is not tingling on this one. Not at all.
ABC radio interview ...