Parliament erupts into chaos as Liberal MP crosses the floor

parliament erupts into chaos as liberal mp crosses the floor

Sumary of Parliament erupts into chaos as Liberal MP crosses the floor:

  • 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.
  • But as MPs discarded the restrictions on Thursday, the chamber bustled and roared once again as the gaggle of confused politicians walked across the green carpet.
  • Camera IconSpeaker of the House Andrew Wallace has capped off a messy first week in his new role with a spectacular mincing of words that sent MPs into a frenzy of confusion.
  • NCA NewsWire / Gary Ramage Credit: News Corp AustraliaOpposition Leader Anthony Albanese took delight in the chaos, sitting smuggly in the Prime Minister’s chair as his colleagues giggled and cheered.
  • Ms Archer broke ranks from the Liberals by trying to get the house to debate an integrity bill, snubbing Scott Morrison’s vocal opposition.
  • Camera IconOpposition leader Anthony Albanese appeared to take great delight in the chaos.
  • Ms Archer has indicated that if Dr Haines’ bill makes it to a vote, she will cross the floor of parliament again and snub her own party to vote in favour of it.
  • After the ordeal came to an end and the house settled down, Ms Archer and Dr Haines headed out of the chamber hand-in-hand.

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