Mr Burke: On a point of order, Madam Speaker: do you recognise that that makes it 100 people ejected from this side of the House and no-one from the other side of the House in the time you have been Speaker? Do you really think that is the way to conduct the parliament?
The SPEAKER: I would simply say to the Manager of Opposition Business, if you had 100 members you would be in government and sitting on this side. You simply have some recurrent offenders. Believe me, I look equally to my right.
I thought this exchange to be very funny.
Not only is Bronwyn Bishop enforcing the costs of failure, she is reminding the ALP that playing politics is a game everyone can play. Right now she and Scott Morrison are the only performers on the government side. The others need to step up.