In this mini episode I am joined by Kate as we read Hansard from 1975. That dastardly Constitutional Section 44 – disqualification to be a member or senator has been troublesome of recent times, so how did they deal with it in 1975 when Senator Webster went up against the High Court to explain whether he had a pecuniary interest with the Commonwealth? Listen to find out.

Stuff we mentioned:

  • Find out exactly what Section 44 says about disqualifying members and senators here.

  • Read the High Court’s judgement on Senator Webster.

  • Is a delicious turkey worth risking your job?