COMMENT:

Trevor Mallard badly damaged his credibility this week.

His decisions were weird. His judgement was badly lacking. Don't ask me why he did it. I can't figure it out either.

But whatever his reason, he threw Parliament into panic this week.

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On Wednesday morning, staff woke to the news that a serial rapist was working in Parliament. Mallard had made the claim on radio.

Women were reportedly freaking out. Men apparently felt under suspicion.

And then Mallard said he wasn't going to do anything about it. He wasn't calling the police. That would re-traumatise the victims. So he mic-dropped

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