Tony Abbott has become one of only six Opposition Leaders to have been kicked out of Federal Parliament since Federation (according to the ABC's 7.30). The reason? Despite having received a number of warnings, Tony Abbott has persisted in interjecting while others are speaking. People may remember that in August, 2010, Tony Abbott stated the following: "It's important that we make it absolutely crystal clear that the Parliament is a place for debate, not for mindless political point-scoring. The Parliament is a place for members to be able to ask reasonable questions and get reasonable answers. And yes, I am totally committed to this." - www.tonyabbott.com.au Or perhaps this: "I think that the spirit of Parliament has been needlessly confrontational, especially over the last three years." - www.liberal.org.au Obviously, Abbott's own words mean precious little. Source: ABC24 Question Time in Parliament
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