Australian MP Andrew Giles has given LNP politicians a “swift” talking to by name-checking Taylor Swift during Parliament sitting in Canberra this week.
“I join my colleague the member for Griffith in asking the members opposite me to think about Taylor Swift and for government members to ‘shake it off’. Shake off the policy agenda, not the personality problems that bedevil this government. It is the policies that matter and you should be concentrating on real family values – dignity, security and lives that effectively enable people to balance work and life,” the member for Scullin lectured.
Giles was referring to the LNP policies that have caused financial stress to Australian families and suggest the Liberal National Party might want to concentrate on getting their own “family” functional. “Why they may like the 1950s it is not Happy Days. More like the Addams Family, more like the Griswolds,” he said.
Giles is the Labor Member for Scullin taking in Diamond Creek, Epping, Lalor, Mill Park, Plenty, Watsonia North, Wattle Glen, Yarrambat and parts of Bundoora, Greensborough, Hurstbridge, South Morang, Thomastown and Wollert.
Andrew Giles lists The Go-Betweens, Wilco, Rolling Stones, Big Star, Ice Cream Hands, Velvet Underground, Pavement, Paul Kelly and Belle and Sebastian as his favourite acts.