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Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Page: 11647


Mr ABBOTT (WarringahLeader of the Opposition) (19:36): While it is obvious from the events of earlier today that members on this side of the House and at least one crossbencher did not want the Speaker to continue in his role, tonight I have to say that we all feel for him as a human being. He has obviously been through a very difficult period. So we do feel for him as a human being, while we think that he has done the right and honourable thing by resigning from his high office tonight. The member for Fisher has shown that, in this important respect, he has good judgement.