Mr BRADBURY (Lindsay—Assistant Treasurer and Minister Assisting for Deregulation) ... I was not surprised to see reports in the papers today that there is a cunning and devious plan to parachute Peter Costello back into parliament. They figure that is about the only way they might be able to give their economic leadership a little bit of credibility.
Honourable members interjecting
The DEPUTY SPEAKER: The Assistant Treasurer will return to the question.
Mr BRADBURY: Unfortunately, it looks as though what was reported might not be happening—we will not be getting Abbott and Costello; we are just stuck with the Three Stooges.
Ms Julie Bishop: Madam Deputy Speaker, I rise on a point of order. Previously that phrase has been deemed unparliamentary and I ask that he withdraw.
The DEPUTY SPEAKER: The Deputy Leader of the Opposition is correct. That has been ruled as out of order in this context, and I will ask the Assistant Treasurer to withdraw.
Opposition members interjecting
The DEPUTY SPEAKER: Everybody on that side might walk the plank very quickly if they do not show some respect to the chair. The Assistant Treasurer has the call.
Mr BRADBURY: I withdraw.
The DEPUTY SPEAKER:I thank the Assistant Treasurer.
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