Monday, 2 June 2014

There's the "we" again from one of that co-joined pair in the House of Representatives

The Federal Liberal Minister for Education and Leader of the House Christopher Pyne has now taken to answering on behalf of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Liberal MP Bronwyn Bishop, and apparently including her in his use of the term “we”.

House of Representatives Hansard 26 May 2014:

The SPEAKER: What is the point of order?
Mr Albanese: the Leader of the House is about to breach privilege against a member. I do not know how he has that letter. The letter is not the same letter. That is correspondence between a member of parliament and a minister. That is quite clearly subject to privilege.
Mr Pyne: Rubbish!
Mr Albanese: That is quite clearly subject to privilege, Madam Speaker.
The SPEAKER: There is no point of order. The member will resume his seat. The Leader of the House has the call.
Mr Albanese: Madam Speaker, on what basis?
Mr Pyne: Madam Speaker, I think we know the point of order that is being made by the member for Grayndler.
The SPEAKER: The member for Grayndler will resume his seat.
Mr Albanese: On what basis?
Mr Pyne: Because we understand the point you are making.
The SPEAKER: The Leader of the House has the call.
[my red bolding]

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