This is the disgraceful Terri Butler. On 21 November 2016, Butler appeared to forget that parliamentary privilege doesn’t extend to ABC’s Q&A studios when she said the following about Calum Thwaits:
“This is the situation. And we never found out because it was not determined,” she said on Q&A. “I’m saying this is what the allegations were and the matters were not determined.”
When told that Thwaites had repeatedly denied it was his Facebook post, Butler said: “He would say that, wouldn’t he?”
(NB: Thwaits had recently had Cynthia Prior’s completely baseless claim against him – that he’d used the n-word in a Facebook post – summarily dismissed by the Federal Court).