Andrew Laming: Simpsons memes, ‘extraordinary behaviour’ and the end of an MP’s career

Andrew Laming: Simpsons memes, ‘extraordinary behaviour’ and the end of an MP’s career

The Guardian

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The Queensland Liberal has agreed to leave at the next election but there are calls for his expulsion to the crossbench before then. Some say it’s no surprise

Complaints by constituents about Andrew Laming’s combative and allegedly abusive presence online were so well known that he was the subject of satirical Simpsons memes years before he apologised, sought counselling and promised to exit parliament.

Last week, Laming apologised in parliament to Alix Russo, attempting to get ahead of a Channel Nine News report in which she said she had contemplated suicide over what she described as his long-running harassment online, falsely accusing her of misappropriating homeless charity Night Ninjas’ funds.

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