Bronwyn Bishop says sorry but Labor says Speaker is ‘apologising to save her job’

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She insisted her apology was genuine and her own decision and said opposition and crossbench MPs were entitled to bring forward a no-confidence motion in the House when Parliament returns.

Lower house crossbenchers Clive Palmer and Andrew Wilkie are also threatening to introduce a motion of no-confidence in the Speaker.

A motion would be unlikely to succeed because the government has a 14-seat majority.

Mr Palmer posted a bizarre video to social media wishing the Speaker “goodbye” in a bid to encourage people to sign a petition urging Mrs Bishop to quit.

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