His obsessive interest in the sexual proclivities of others has led him to making numerous unsubstantiated allegations against innocent people over the years.
-” Mike Seacomb on Bill Heffernan in smh.com.au.
It is ironic that the very characteristics which endeared Heffernan to his Prime Minister -“ his fierce social conservatism and his ruthless streak -“ are the cause of the current trouble.
-” Mike Seacomb again.
I suppose the only thing I will say in his favour is that, for the first time, Senator Heffernan has come into this chamber and repeated what he has told us all around the corridors for the past five or six years.
-” Labor’s Robert Ray in the Senate.
After a few side excursions past the Governor-General, Dr Wooldridge and the Treasurer’s roulette wheel, we have to try to explain the latest scandal. It is impossible to defend.
-” Melbourne QC Neil Brown, former deputy leader of the federal Liberal Party, in the Melbourne Age.
For some eccentric reason, he seems to think his role is to go with the politics, in this case the sleazy politics, rather than with the public interest of maintaining confidence in judges and the courts.
-” Brown on Attorney-General Daryl Williams.
I have received phone calls from Senator Heffernan because … I introduced an age of consent bill into this parliament. In those phone calls Senator Heffernan displayed an appalling degree of homophobia and an obsession with sex, particularly homosexual sex, that seems to prove that he is a very sick man.
-” NSW MLC Jan Burnswoods’ address to the NSW Legislative Council last week.