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news.com.au 25 Nov, 2021 03:45 am

Parliament erupts into chaos as new Speaker of House makes embarrassing mistake

Parliament erupts into chaos as new Speaker of House makes embarrassing mistake
Parliament has erupted in a state of chaos as a hoard of confused politicians bucked Covid-19 rules and paraded across the chamber floor.

“Bridget Archer today walked across the aisle for the single most important thing that any Parliamentarian could do,” Dr Haines said.“She walked across the aisle to vote for integrity in this Parliament.She walked across the aisle to make sure that her constituents knew, that the nation knew, that she stands for accountability, transparency, decency and honour in Parliament.Liberal MP Bridget Archer asked the politicians to cast a vote on whether to suspend standing orders so that the house could debate a proposed federal integrity commission bill from independent MP Helen Haines.

Mr Wallace incorrectly declared the vote had passed, despite the fact that an absolute majority had not voted in favour – as is needed to pass a proposal to suspend standing orders.Liberal MP Bridget Archer asked the politicians to cast a vote on whether to suspend standing orders, but the question was bungled.

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