Page 1751 - Week 06 - Wednesday, 8 May 2013

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Mr Smyth interjecting—

MR HANSON: They know. They know exactly what is going on. They know that they are being screwed right now by the federal Labor government as opposed to being concerned about what might happen in the future.

Mr Smyth: You’re all hypocrites.

MR HANSON: Let us listen to some quotes from some erudite—

Mr Barr: Point of order, Mr Speaker.

MR HANSON: Can you stop the clock please, Mr Assistant Speaker?

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Barr. Stop the clock.

Mr Barr: The shadow treasurer just interjected across the chamber using the word “hypocrites”. I understand—

Mr Smyth: No; I said, “You’re all hypocrites.” You should quote me properly if you are going to—


Mr Smyth: He has to be accurate.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Would you withdraw that comment, please, Mr Smyth. It is unparliamentary.

Mr Smyth: Which comment?

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: The comment you just repeated, Mr Smyth.

Mr Smyth: Normally you have to repeat the words and ask me to withdraw those words.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Smyth, I have asked you to withdraw.

Mr Smyth: I withdraw.


MR HANSON: It is ironic, isn’t it? I was not in this place back in 2007, but I do not recall from the Hansard or anyone when Kevin Rudd—remember Kevin? Remember Kevin? You guys are good at stabbing people. Let us have a look:

… it just strikes me as passing strange that this Government, which supposedly belongs to the conservative side of politics, has not systematically applied the meat axe …

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