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Liberal Speaker, Bronwyn Bishop, grossly incompetent and biased

March 28, 2014

The Australian Independent Media Network

Bishop during speech by Tony Burke, taken from the broadcast Bishop during speech by Tony Burke, taken from the broadcast

For weeks, Australians have been calling the bias of the Speaker, Bronwyn Bishop into question. From across the spectrum – not just left, but also right (Sky News editor, Peter van Onselen has describer Bishop as “a disgraceful Speaker, plain and simple. A shocking selection”).

During Question Time yesterday, Tony Burke moved a motion to debate no confidence in the speaker. Leave was not granted by the Government. This was moved again two minutes later by Tony Burke.

In the interests of fairness, the following speech from Tony Burke is presented in full, direct from Hansard. There is no Murdoch-spin or ABC-snark. Let the words of the Opposition speak for themselves.

Mr BURKE (Watson—Manager of Opposition Business) (14:21): Madam Speaker, I seek leave to move a motion which has not been moved in this form in the House since 1949:

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