Tuesday, 1 April 2014

When laughter became a sin in the Australian House of Representatives

House of Representatives Hansard 26 March 2014:

The SPEAKER: We seem to have a new tactic of having an outburst of infectious laughter—which I suspect may become disorderly—and I suspect it might begin with the member for Franklin. The member for Franklin is warned.
Mr Burke: I rise on a point of order, Madam Speaker.
The SPEAKER: It had better be a proper point of order.
Mr Burke: Madam Speaker, are you ruling people out of order because they are laughing?
The SPEAKER: The member will resume his seat. The member for Franklin will leave the chamber under standing order 94(a).
The member for Franklin then left the chamber

1 comment:

John Fraser said...


Aussies are laughing at Bishop the elder, not laughing with Bishop the younger and sobbing at the moron running the country because he is embarrassing them world wide.