Slipper Sticks in the Boot; Wide Bay Member's Perfect Record Blotted as Former Opponent Peter Slipper Sinks the Boot in Parliament
IT LOOKS like payback, but parliamentary standing orders prevent long-time Federal Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss from commenting on twice being suspended from parliament in as many sitting days, a first in his 21 years of political life.
Mr Truss was first elected to parliament in 1990, having won National Party pre-selection in 1989 over current Speaker Peter Slipper and has held the seat ever since.
Parliament sits about 20 weeks a year a 17 times this year. Mr Truss has never been suspended in those 21 years.
For some federal members of parliament, being suspended is almost a regular event during …
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Publication information: Article title: Slipper Sticks in the Boot; Wide Bay Member's Perfect Record Blotted as Former Opponent Peter Slipper Sinks the Boot in Parliament. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Gympie Times, The Qld.. Publication date: March 1, 2012. Page number: Not available. © 2010 Gympie Times, The Qld. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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