Nov 25, 2014

Question to the speaker – Standing order 94(a)

Mr ALBANESE (Grayndler) (15:12): I have a question to you, Madam Speaker. In the context of this, it is 12 months since this parliament, the 44th Parliament, started meeting. Is the Speaker aware that you are now the record holder, having excluded more members of this chamber than any previous Speaker since Federation, now that you today passed the 250 mark?

The SPEAKER (15:13): I am perfectly well aware of what occurs in this chamber. I would point out to the Leader of the Opposition that, if there were not disorderly conduct, it would not be necessary.