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The controversy over Speaker Bronwyn Bishop’s entitlements row continues to dominate the news cycle. Mick Tsikas/AAP

The ultimate horror for public servants: judging Bronwyn Bishop

The finance department, asked by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to investigate Bronwyn Bishop’s A$5227 helicopter ride between Melbourne and Geelong, now finds itself sitting on a very hot seat. If…
The row over Speaker Bronwyn Bishop’s parliamentary entitlements claim has become a major distraction for the Coalition. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Bishop helicopter trip referred to Australian Federal Police

The opposition has asked the Australian Federal Police to investigate whether Speaker Bronwyn Bishop broke the law in claiming $5227 for a helicopter trip between Melbourne and Geelong.
Speaker Bronwyn Bishop will pay back entitlements for a charter helicopter flight from Melbourne to Geelong, return. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Bishop pays back more than $5000 for Geelong helicopter trip

Speaker Bronwyn Bishop has promised to reimburse A$5227 in taxpayers' money that she spent on a helicopter flight between Melbourne and Geelong to attend a Liberal fundraiser in November.
Speaker Bronwyn Bishop ruled out of order a question to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, from Labor frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon. AAP/Lukas Coch

Bishop stops questioning about Joyce’s intervention in Rinehart case

Speaker Bronwyn Bishop cut off a Labor attempt to question Tony Abbott about Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce's intervention in the court case between Gina Rinehart and her children.
Speaker of the House Bronwyn Bishop has backed down on her proposal to segregate people wearing head coverings in Parliament. Lukas Coch/AAP

Bishop backs down on burqas, with a twist

Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and Senate President Stephen Parry have reversed their decision to segregate veiled women watching…
Speaker Bronwyn Bishop faces an uphill battle to gain the respect of political observers and opposition MPs. AAP/Alan Porritt

Bronwyn Bishop and the history of speaker independence

Seven Speakers of the British House of Commons were executed by beheading between 1394 and 1535. While Bronwyn Bishop, the current Speaker of Australia’s House of Representatives, is unlikely to face this…

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