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Why does Bronwyn Bishop’s helicopter ride get our attention?

Peter West (The Conversation) 297.15) asks (and answers) why Bronwyn Bishop’s helicopter ride has dominated the news since the story broke in mid-July. 

Amongst other things West suggests that: ‘Issues tend to come in bundles, as Cobb and Elder argue. So when the “Choppergate” issue arose, up came another, far more serious. What about Bishop’s performance as Speaker? Why has she ejected some 393 Labor MPs from the House of Representatives, but only a handful from the Coalition? The media have often mentioned this before but now it resonates’.

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