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HA HA : Bronwyn Bishop, seen here in November 2013, being formally escorted to The Speaker's Chair by Prime Minister Tony Abbott (she was his 'Captain's Pick' for Speaker) and Leader of the House, Christopher Pyne.
That was then. She was a partisan disgrace : in her brief reign, she ejected 393 Labor MPs and just 7 members of the Coalition. Now, because of her abuse of 'entitlements', she has been forced to resign as Speaker .
The new Speaker is Tony Smith, seen here today being escorted to the Chair by two low profile Liberal backbenchers. He has promised to be fairer and less partisan.
This evening we've been looking through some old editions of Le Charivari. So much old news still has currency. Plus ça change...
Here, our fellow journal suggests to the Speaker of the day
(Paris, 1869) a musical scale to denote the range and seriousness of members' infractions. Ring the bells!
click image to enlargeNouveau règlement proposé par Le Charivari pour le Corps
New regulations proposed by Le Charivari for the
Le President aura des sonnettes de plusieurs dimensions en
rapport avec le plus ou moins de gravite de l'infraction qu'il
rappellera a l'ordre.
The President to have a scale of bells related to the greater or
lesser seriousness of the offences to be called to order.
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