• Short Summary

    There was uproar in the New South Wales Parliament too, when a joint sitting began to elect a successor to Mr.

  • Description

    There was uproar in the New South Wales Parliament too, when a joint sitting began to elect a successor to Mr. Justice Murphy in the Senate.

    The shouting began when Opposition members attempted to move a series of points of order, claiming that the joint sitting was unconstitutional; and from then on according to he ABC's state political reporter, the joint sitting became a slanging match.

    At one stage a policeman moved towards the Bar of the House after a Labour member, Mr. Jack P???nshaw, refused to a call to leave the Chamber. The policeman left after the government Whip, Mr. Tim Walker, spoke to him.

    Finally, the Government applied the gag to bring on a vote, and Alderman Bunton was elected to fill the Senate vacancy.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVARM9BRVEY2CGFXY5RVZ4X8WL1
    Media URN:
    VLVARM9BRVEY2CGFXY5RVZ4X8WL1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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