Australian Parliament Suspensions by the Speaker 1996 – 2019
by Shane Granger
A quick-fire chart this week but notable because Scott Morrison has just called the election for the 18th May 2019.
The Member for Casey, Tony Smith who has acted in the role of the Speaker since 10th August 2015 has quietly delivered the most suspensions since the inception of the 94(a) rule. He has averaged 2.5 suspensions per sitting day.
It will take me a couple of days to work though the 45th Parliament data. Questions that will be answered will include who was the most suspended Parliamentarian on both sides of the house.
- Parliament of Australia. House Hansard. Accessed 11th April 2019.