blog Those of you who have been following the exploits of outgoing Communications Minister Stephen Conroy for some time would recall that the Senator has been called some rather unusual things during his parliamentary tenure. Perhaps the most outlandish insult was delivered in 2006 by then-fellow Victorian Labor Senator Robert Ray, who described Conroy and other Labor figures such as Kim Carr as “factional daleks”, for their strict loyalty to certain Labor factions.
Following the insult, Conroy was reportedly given a blow-up Dalek as a present; apparently the malevolently evil (but oh-so-cute) cyborg has remained in the politician’s office since at least 2008. This afternoon Conroy and his staff posed for a last photo opportunity following the Senator’s resignation yesterday … with the Dalek in tow. Nice one. At least we now know where Conroy has drawn his ‘take no prisoners’ approach from. “EXTERMINATE!” might just be the right attitude to take into Australian politics these days. Let’s hope Conroy’s team took a bit of time off for a few drinks after the last sitting day of Parliament today. They’ve earned it.
Image credit: Office of Stephen Conroy