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1. Who will take on Bronwyn Bishop’s role?
Following the resignation of Bronwyn Bishop as Speaker of the House of Representatives yesterday talk now turns to who will replace her.
It is expected that nationals MP and Deputy Speaker Bruce Scott will take the chair when parliament resumes on August 10, as Acting Speaker.
Bruce Scott – who retires next year would receive the support of Labor with Bill Shorten saying last week that if Tony Abbott had not made a “captain’s pick” of Bronwyn Bishop then someone “respected by all sides like Bruce Scott” would be in the chair.
Other than Mr Scott eyes have turned to two female Liberal MPs, Jane Prentice, from the Brisbane seat of Ryan, and Murray MP Sharman Stone reports Fairfax Media.
The ABC says that Phillip Ruddock has been also touted as a possible replacement.
Yesterday the Prime Minister told reporters that the Government would hold a “root and branch review” of the entitlements system in the wake of MS Bishops’ misuse of the funds.
Independent senator Nick Xenophon said Mrs Bishop’s resignation was an opportunity for reform of parliamentary entitlements.
“The risk here is that the Opposition will crow about Bronwyn Bishop resigning, when the big picture is that the whole system of parliamentary entitlements must be fundamentally reformed,” Senator Xenophon said in a statement.
“This is not about Bishop — it’s about taxpayers being treated as pawns by both sides.”
2. Second object found on Reunion Island does not belong to MH370.
A second object found on Reunion Island and thought to be from missing plane MH370 has been identified as a ladder – not related to the plane.
Yesterday an object was discovered south of the city of St Denis that was thought to have been part of a door but police now say it is not being treated as evidence as it is just a mangled ladder.
Last week a wing part suspected to come from missing flight MH370 was found which has now been sent to France to be identified.
It is expected that by Wednesday analysis will show if the wing part is from MH370.
3. Airport disruptions expected today.
If you are travelling today expect long delays with the Community and Public Sector Union members – who man our Customs and Immigrations areas – stopping work for four hours this morning and then again tonight to protest against pay and conditions cuts.
Union national secretary Nadine Flood told AAP workers were facing losses up to $8000 a year in allowances from their take home pay.
National security, counter-terrorism and specialist biosecurity hazard works will not strike.
4. IT glitch blocks sex abuse reports.
A computer glitch in Queensland has caused more than 600 cases of suspected child sexual abuse to go unreported.