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David Feeney's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

Who knows, maybe he didn't have access to his Bat computer, or his Bat-sensible-answers spray.

26/05/2016 8:21 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:53 PM AEST
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David Feeney had an awkward time on Sky news last night.

He's the shadow minister for justice and the member for Batman, but this morning David Feeney is looking a little more like the Joker.

Earlier this week, Feeney "forgot" to declare he owned a $2.3 million home. On Thursday night, the Victorian Labor MP stumbled under the pressure of a David Speers interview on Sky News, unable to answer what Labor's policy was on the School Kids Bonus.

And then, in his likely haste to exit the studios, the MP left confidential Labor party election strategy documents behind.

Maybe Feeney needs his very own Alfred to keep his life in line.

During his train wreck interview, Feeney said his failure to list his $2.3 million Melbourne house on the register of members' interests was the biggest 'own goal' of the election campaign.

"I think unfortunately that is a trophy I managed to secure last week," he told Sky News.

He said he had been distracted over the last few days after earlier admitting to being 'humiliated' by the media attention on his property.

Finance minister Mathias Cormann wasn't going to let it slide last night.

"Clearly David Feeney is as confused as the rest of Australia about the status of Labor's past spending promises," Senator Cormann told The Australian.

"Having been confronted with the fiscal reality of their past promises, Labor is now in complete chaos having backflipped away from so many of them so quickly that not even their own frontbenchers could keep up."

(It was a different story earlier in the day, however, when Cormann seemed to heap praise on Opposition Leader Bill Shorten by accident).

While Feeney's seat is named after the the grazier, entrepreneur and explorerJohn Batman, we reckon the fictional superhero knows exactly how Feeney feels.

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