One of the reasons MPs aren’t held in very high regard is the low standards of behaviour and language some of them descend to in parliament.
Lockwood Smith has made it quite clear he expects higher standards of behaviour and accountability.
This hasn’t always been appreciated by his colleagues who had to endure lame answers from cabinet minsiters in the previous administration and were aniticiapating giving those people now in opposition a taste of their own medicine.
But Smith has made it quite clear what he expects and yesterday Trevor Mallard was sent out of the house for falling well short of those expectations..
Keeping Stock has the transcript of Hansard which shows what happened.
I give the Speaker full marks for his ruling and his efforts to lift standards.
UPDATE: Whaleoil has the video.