The Daily Advertiser had a supporting role of sorts in Brad Hazzard’s impromptu dance display in NSW Parliament this week.
With the Wagga byelection scheduled for September 8, the electorate has been in the political spotlight, but Mr Hazzard’s daggy dad dancing in Parliament added a whole new dimension to the debate over whether Labor or the Coalition has done more for voters.
The Minister for Health and Medical Research had been attempting to use a front page article from an old edition of The Daily Advertiser to back up his argument that Labor was “untrustworthy”.
The article he brandished in the chamber featured a story written before the Wagga Base Hospital redevelopment had begun.
When Labor MP Jodi McKay tried to interrupt Mr Hazzard with a point of order on two occasions, the Minister responded with a display of some questionable dance moves.
“Have you been drinking? Are you drunk?,” Ms McKay asked.