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...

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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.