‘Fear of a name only increases fear of a thing itself.’
In a confusing move that is well and truly against the UQLS Constitution, as well as his literal job description, UQ Law School Dean Patrick Muhammad Parkinson is running in the UQLS Elections for the position of LGBT Officer.
A role within the Diversity & Wellbeing portfolio, it was widely expected the position would be filled by an engaged, enthusiastic young student who would become a relentless advocate for the LGBT community in the Law School.
But a certain P. Parkinson seems to have other ideas. When we requested an interview regarding his nomination, he simply stated ‘To beat them, I must become them.’ This might suggest Parkinson is attempting to infiltrate the queer community in a misguided attempt to ensure Safe Schools isn’t implemented? We’re honestly not sure at this point.
Regardless, Parkinson has formally nominated for the position, and will be expected to give a 2-minute speech at the AGM in support of his appointment to the role.
We cannot wait to watch.