No confidence motion fails against parliamentary Speaker | Pacific Beat

No confidence motion fails against parliamentary Speaker

No confidence motion fails against parliamentary Speaker

Updated 28 March 2014, 9:33 AEDT

Since becoming Speaker of Australia's House of Representatives just four and a half months ago, Bronwyn Bishop has thrown out no less than 98 opposition MPs.

The latest to be ordered out was the shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus, apparently for trying to attract Ms Bishop's attention by calling out "madam speaker".

That prompted the Opposition to move a motion of no confidence in the Speaker for the first time since 1949, accusing Ms Bishop of bias, and bringing her history as a Liberal warrior to the Speaker's chair.

Presenter: Louise Yaxley

Speaker: Bronwyn Bishop, Speaker, House of Representatives; Tony Burke, Manager of Opposition Business; Christopher Pyne, Manager of Government Business, Anthony Albanese, Opposition frontbencher;

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