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The following is from yesterday's Question Time in the House of Representatives.
The goings-on are in part a response to Prime Minister Tony Abbott's surprise announcement of the previous day in which he unilaterally reinstated Knighthoods and Damehoods above all other Honours awarded in Australia.
The SPEAKER is Bronwyn Bishop.
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Honourable members interjecting—
The SPEAKER: We seem to have a new tactic of having an outburst of infectious laughter—which I suspect may become disorderly—and I suspect it might begin with the member for Franklin. The member for Franklin is warned.
Mr Burke: I rise on a point of order, Madam Speaker.
The SPEAKER: It had better be a proper point of order.
Mr Burke: Madam Speaker, are you ruling people out of order because they are laughing?
The SPEAKER: The member will resume his seat. The member for Franklin will leave the chamber under standing order 94(a).
The member for Franklin then left the chamber.
Mr Shorten interjecting—
Mr Abbott: The Leader of the Opposition referred to what he called 'the royal comedy channel'. I think that is offensive and he should be asked to withdraw.
The SPEAKER: To assist the House, the Leader of the Opposition will withdraw.
Mr Shorten: I withdraw the comment. I did not mean to offend the Prime Minister. I completely withdraw.
Opposition members interjecting—
The SPEAKER: The Prime Minister has the call, and you can regard yourselves as universally warned.
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