Bronwyn Bishop has resigned as Speaker and the PM has launched a review into the entitlements system. This might release the pressure valve, but it could also be a vote-changer come next election.
The Political Weekly: The PM can’t shake Choppergate, while Labor continues to refuse to implode, rather unhelpfully.
Bronwyn Bishop’s offence is not so much that she is tribal or biased – for most speakers are. Her crime is that she is just not up to the job. And for this reason she must go.
Bishop’s conduct as Speaker has been far from impartial, even in two short weeks. It seems that shrugging off the armour and handing over the weapons of a Liberal Warrior have not come easily to her.
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