The physician-assisted suicide bill served notice to the government that a true independent Senate is rising from the ashes of the traditional party-controlled Upper Chamber, and if the Senate continues to use these newfound freedoms responsibly, it will become an extremely useful component in the legislative process. It's a whole new world.
The parliamentary secretary can and should be a valuable member of the government apparatus. However, to simply assume that everyone understands how these things are supposed to work is asking for trouble, and to compound the felony, it will be trouble that is self-inflicted. The good news is that these things can be sorted out with a combination of information and understanding.