Excerpts from House of Representatives Hansard for Thursday 27 November 2014, in which The Speaker Bronwyn Bishop (left) first indicates that she considers being asked to leave the Chamber under standing order 94(a) on the last sitting day of the parliamentary week to be a form of "early mark" excusing an MP from further attendance and, then barely an hour later complains that those so ejected were possibly conspiring to get that early mark she had freely offered:
It is worth noting that when Ms. Bishop assigned an ulterior motive to the Victorian MPs she chose to ignore two facts:
1. Victorian MPs were not the most prominent group of members she ejected - that honour went to New South Wales.
2. At the time she was speaking, only one of the 18 MPs had completed the one hour exclusion period under 94(a). Therefore she had no proof and no basis for implying the five Victorian MPs were absent because they; perhaps wish to go back and campaign.
The member for Hunter (NSW) * record did not reflect whether or not MP returned to the Chamber
The member for Griffith (Qld) * later returned to the Chamber until it adjourned
The member for Grayndler (NSW) * record did not reflect whether or not MP returned to the Chamber
The member for Kingsford Smith (NSW) * record did not reflect whether or not MP returned to the Chamber
* Photograph form The Canberra Times