TONY BURKE MISLEADS THE HOUSE
“Madam Speaker, I seek leave to move a resolution which has not been moved in this form in the House since 1949.” Well that’s simply not true Tony.
It’s reasonable that you may want to forget the Gillard chaos of late last year, but your nominated Speaker, Lib grub Peter Slipper, suffered an identical resolution from the then Opposition.
He too survived the motion of no confidence. The only difference was Slipper had no choice but to resign due to the exposure of lurid sexual texts he had sent to his staffer James Ashby.
It’s doubtful Bronwyn Bishop is involved in such putrefaction.
But maybe it’s a good thing that Labor has memory lapse regarding its modern history. After all, it certainly can’t be their favourite subject.