Got to love Bronnie

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.

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45 Responses to Got to love Bronnie

  1. kae

    Gis a hint, Sinc.

    What page number?

  2. Infidel Tiger

    Bishop’s been pretty weak I reckon.

    Tony Berk should be booted every time he opens his saliva spraying trap.

  3. Sinclair Davidson

    Pg. 52. That is the extent of the exchange though.

  4. Token

    Tony Berk should be booted every time he opens his saliva spraying trap.

    No wrack up the warnings & throw him out during a critical vote, like the partisan fishwife did to Mirabella.

  5. Cheryl

    They are like scared little kids when Morrison gets up. They avoid looking at him and not one noise from their side. Expect this to change tomorrow. Scott can handle them though.

  6. calli

    Ms Macklin: I can do it whenever I like!
    The SPEAKER: The member for Jagajaga is abusing the standing orders. You know perfectly well that you may not stand at the dispatch box simply to have an argument. You know perfectly well.
    Mr ABBOTT: The most compassionate thing that we can do for the pensioners of Australia is to ensure that pensions are sustainable and that our social services budget is sustainable.
    Ms Butler interjecting—
    The SPEAKER: The member for Griffith will remove herself under standing order 94(a). The member for Griffith then left the chamber.

    Ahhhh…the Skywhale meets the shiv concealed within the French knot (with emergency ones hidden in the stilettos).

  7. candy

    I think they are all good performers. So there!

    And Julie Bishop’s new hairstyle is perky and cute.

  8. stackja

    September 19, 2001 The map is the National Public Toilet Map, the first of its kind in Australia. Available at this stage only on the Internet, it details more than 13,000 public toilets.
    Funded by the Federal Government’s $15-million National Continence Management Strategy, the map has won support from Aged Care Minister Bronwyn Bishop.

    https://toiletmap.gov.au/find/New%20South%20Wales/Sydney

  9. Cheryl

    I agree Candy. They are absolutely great in Parliament.
    Love Julie Bishops new do as well.

  10. Mike Dennis

    Today’s question time highlighted the lack of firepower in the Opposition. With all the ammo of the so-called, “tough budget” Bill Shorten could not lay a glove on Abbott and instead continued on with a terribly weak attack on Speaker Bishop which was just plain goofy. I just felt they will pass all the budget difficulties except the medical co-payment which they will agree to $3.50

  11. Infidel Tiger

    That’s a good point. Abbott has just passed a budget that involves mandatory winking while raping a pensioner and yet the Opposition choose to focus on the Speaker having a fundraiser.

  12. Baldrick

    Will Bronwyn Be Speaker At Election?

    According to Sportsbet:
    Yes $1.25 No $3.50

    She’s doing a fine job keeping the rabble in check.

  13. sabrina

    Our system is overtaken by

  14. Kel

    I DO love Bronnie. Having lived in her electorate and seen her go into bat for those who don’t vote for her, I have seen her putting her hand in her own pocket for a great local cause, always there, always strong and always dependable. No wonder the rabble hate her, she’s a woman of principle and integrity.

    ….and she’s up for a bit of push and shove!

  15. candy

    Our system is overtaken by

    misogynist Labor ministers?

  16. Tel

    Abbott has just passed a budget that involves mandatory winking while raping a pensioner and yet the Opposition choose to focus on the Speaker having a fundraiser.

    That’s to distract the punters while the ALP vote in favour of said budget.

  17. Vicki

    And my, wasn’t Morrison good again today in parliament? The raucous behaviour instantly ceased when he got to his feet, and when the cameras turned to the Opposition, there were rows of very chastened faces.

    This pack of Labor dogs know an alpha dog when they see one.

    The government benches are also certainly taking notice.

  18. Gab

    Right from the start, Morrison had the Labor hypocritters sitting up straight, hands folded in their laps and mouths shut whenever he spoke at them. Begin as you mean to finish.

  19. Up The Workers!

    If Bronwyn Bishop wishes to improve decorum in the House, rather than just expelling them from the chamber, they should be escorted to a sound-proof “sin-bin” where they are forced to listen for 6 hours or so, to Rob Oakeshott’s notorious monologue, followed by the full 1 hour or so of unmitigated lies, slander and Abbott-abuse from Craig “It wasn’t me!” Thomson.

    THAT should quiet them down.

    Why is it that crims ALWAYS blame their incarceration on the policeman exceeding his powers, rather than the crim committing too many crimes and being too dumb to avoid detection?

  20. lem

    Both Labor and the Coalition should stop focussing on their minute differences and notice whats happening in the European Elections. We are witnessing what happens when economies crumble; namely the rise of nationalism.

    Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, if it confines itself to internal law keeping, road building, and caring for its’ own.

    But in amongst it, creeping opportunistically through the back door is a kind of anti-freedom, anti- trade sort of nationalism. It’s a hunkering down and shutting the door type of behaviour. And it’s all thanks to the vacuum left when the misnamed right and left meet and self annihilate.

    As for Bishop, well done, both of you. I’m off to read Le Figaro.

  21. blogstrop

    This makes a nice change from the Bronwyn-bagging that was de rigeur previously.

  22. Toiling Mass

    For persistent miscreants I think they should mandate some Yakuza style punishments.

  23. hzhousewife

    Watching Scott Morrison on NSW 7.30 report – masterful ! I think I have a new hero.
    He’s taking it up to Sarah.

    Wonder if Rogerson will weasel his way out of the latest drug murder – more moolah
    for yet more QC’s

  24. Cheryl

    Morrison on 7.30. Mrs Jones slapped down! Bring it on SHY.

  25. Gab

    Morrison was well across his portfolio even when he was Shadow Immigration minister. He’s been a solid performer and I do love his ‘take no prisoners’ attitude toward the belligerent and childish press pack.

  26. Toiling Mass

    Question is…why don’t the other Libs learn from him. Haven’t they twigged at the way that Morro intimidates people who wish to attack him? Speak up. Be direct. AND STOP APOLOGISING FOR BEING A LIB!

  27. Toiling Mass

    Or do they all realise they are not up to it?

  28. Right now she and Scott Morrison are the only performers on the government side. The others need to step up.

    Pyne is also very good.

  29. candy

    It would be offputting to have a PM as assertive as Mr Morrison. Public would not like it. There’s a level of sedateness and perhaps dignity? expected of PM in QT.

    Mr Morrison is great and he knows his portfolio back to front and just flattens the opposition. I admire him tremendously. But other portfolios perhaps require a more gentler touch.

  30. Pyrmonter

    O tempora o mores

    1 The Speaker should be independent. For a century after Labor introduced party politics into Australia this was an accepted principle of anti-Labor politics, as much as opposition to the “Pledge”. What has changed in the past 20 years?

    2 Leaving aside partisanship, what is any officer of Parliament doing using taxpayer-funded facilities to engage in tawdry fund-raising?

  31. 1234

    Sinclair – you still don’t get it. The others can’t step up because they are the second xi from the fag end of the Howard years. Policy lightweights with no more to offer than bullying and bluster. You need to stop this bad habit you have of providing excuses for a government of “no surprises and no excuses”.

  32. Sinclair Davidson

    You need to stop this bad habit you have of providing excuses for a government of “no surprises and no excuses”.

    Yes – I know. I’ve been making too many excuses for the Abbott government. Will try harder.

  33. Sinclair Davidson

    Pyrmonter – I understand the point, but perhaps we need to man up to the fact that when the speaker always comes from the government benches (or is a turncoat) that the role isn’t going to be ‘independent’.

  34. Wonder if Rogerson will weasel his way out of the latest drug murder – more moolah
    for yet more QC’s

    Roger Rogerson is still … out of touch.
    He may prove somewhat elusive.

  35. Sinclair Davidson

    Pyne is also very good.

    Hmmmmmmm. No.

  36. hzhousewife

    Roger Rogerson is still … out of touch.
    He may prove somewhat elusive.

    lol
    RR is not hiding up your way in the deep north is he, SatP.

    Candy the general population is crying out for alpha leadership. They
    desperately want somone to take charge of the mess.
    Mr Morrison could fit the bill.

  37. Pyrmonter

    Sinc

    The incentives are barely different to the UK, and until 1983, with Sneddon’s departure, the anti-Labor side managed to hold to the principle of fairly independent speakership; even the Howard speakers were fairly even-handed, if an eccentric group

  38. Andrew

    Has any one of Bishop666 (B) century of ejections done less than when the Deputy Harridan Burq chucked out Abbott666?

  39. Armadillo

    It would be offputting to have a PM as assertive as Mr Morrison

    Yeah, Abbott was pretty ‘meek and mild’ in his earlier roles. Can’t see how Sir Scott could possibly make it to the top job (unless he changes his moniker to ‘Scotty’ of course).

  40. James

    The leader should stay above the fray while a number of ministers do the attack

  41. David Black

    Always good to see Karen Macnamara the glamorous Member for Dobell sitting in front of the camera. There must be a reason for her being allocated that seat.
    She looks even better when she laughs.

  42. gabrianga

    Give me Bishop every time .

    The “would be” comedian Lord Wentworth and country squire, Hunt, are just too, too nice to handle the rabble across the Floor.

  43. Andrew

    I was in the House when that happened and the noise from the Labor side was defeaning…was the only blow the Coalition landed all week

  44. I am the Walrus, Koo Koo K'Choo

    It would be offputting to have a PM as assertive as Mr Morrison. Public would not like it. There’s a level of sedateness and perhaps dignity? expected of PM in QT.

    Mr Morrison is great and he knows his portfolio back to front and just flattens the opposition. I admire him tremendously. But other portfolios perhaps require a more gentler touch.

    Kick the useless slob Sloppy Joe out of the Treasury and stick Morrison in. Pronto.

    Let the public have a taste of him in a v. senior role. Then arrange for him to replace Credlin and her Socialist Handpuppet T. Abbott in the Prime Ministerial suite.

    No time to lose.

  45. 1234

    Ho ho ho – you are all suckers – praising Hockey and the others all last year and now calling for their blood. Are you fickle or foolish? You own this lot of clowns 100% – suck it up! The fact you are calling for changes of Treasurer and PM shows how poor your judgment is. Scott Morrison lol please continue to prosecute this case it will provide endless humour.

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