The dumping of Labor Senator Trish Crossin in favour of Nova Peris because Gillard wants an indigenous senator, is a decision based on skin colour, certainly not political merit. Labor MP's must be wondering who next will be sacrificed for convenience. Poetic justice for Crossin might yet come if Rudd were to dump Gillard in the same unceremonious manner. GC.Ed.
DUMPED Labor Senator Trish Crossin has revealed the brutal details of the night her political career was terminated at the Lodge in an "unfair dismissal", including the moment the Prime Minister told her: "I am offering you nothing."