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“Fleming moved to Federal parliament in 1913 as the member for the Division of Robertson, initially as a representative of the Commonwealth Liberal Party, then the Nationalist Party and later the Country Party.

While a member of Federal parliament, Fleming joined the Australian Infantry Forces on 6 October 1916 and served as a Driver in the Army Service Corps until his discharge in England on 27 December 1918. He returned to parliament and served until his retirement from politics in 1922. Fleming became an orchardist in Terrigal, New South Wales, where he died in 1961.”

So 100 years ago at least one member of a Parliament volunteered for active duty then retired from politics and took up a real job.

Nowadays we tend to equate involvement in politics with being a member of organised crime…

Don’t tell me the politicians should bear all the blame. After all this is our world too!