Public urged to join fight to remove Speaker

Federal Member for Fairfax

Media release

Federal leader of the Palmer United Party and Member for Fairfax, Clive Palmer, is urging the public to join the fight in removing Bronwyn Bishop from the position of Speaker by signing his petition.

“The vast majority of Australians are fed up with the Speaker of the House of Representatives treating them with contempt,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“They are tired of the abuse of parliamentary entitlements, her biased behaviour in support of the Government and rightly feel she is making a mockery of the highest position in the House of Representatives,’’ he said.

Mr Palmer said members of the public could voice their disapproval of Bronwyn Bishop by signing his petition supporting Mr Palmer and Independent Member for Denison’s motion of no confidence at

He said he would present the petition to the Speaker when parliament resumed.

“I encourage Australians who feel strongly about this issue to speak out by signing the petition so the will of the people can prevail,’’ Mr Palmer said.

Mr Palmer has announced he will lodge a motion of no confidence in Mrs Bishop when parliament resumed unless she resigned from the position.

Mr Wilkie said he would join with Mr Palmer and second the motion.