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   Australian MPs rush to Parliament shoeless, shirtless to cast sudden vote

Australian MPs rush to Parliament shoeless, shirtless to cast sudden vote

AP
Published : Nov 11, 2016, 4:04 pm IST
Updated : Nov 11, 2016, 4:04 pm IST

The vote was called suddenly about 2:30 a.m. because opposition lawmaker Jeff Seeney was refused permission to give an unscheduled speech.

 A video grab of lawmakers running onto the chamber floor in bare feet and shorts. (Photo: AP)
  A video grab of lawmakers running onto the chamber floor in bare feet and shorts. (Photo: AP)

The vote was called suddenly about 2:30 a.m. because opposition lawmaker Jeff Seeney was refused permission to give an unscheduled speech.

Brisbane

 

: Half-dressed, panting and disheveled, the lawmakers jolted awake by a middle-of-the-night vote were applauded by colleagues as they raced into an Australian state Parliament.

The Queensland lawmakers were quite the sight as they ran onto the floor of Parliament in Brisbane in bare feet, shorts and T-shirts on Thursday. One lawmaker managed to throw on a jacket but lacked a shirt.

The vote was called suddenly about 2:30 a.m. because opposition lawmaker Jeff Seeney was refused permission to give an unscheduled speech.

Several lawmakers caught unaware rushed back to the chamber from a nearby accommodation block in various stages of undress.

Lawmakers who were not caught napping laughed and applauded their panting colleagues while a government minister questioned Speaker Peter Wellington whether the shirtless man in a jacket complied with dress regulations.

 

Wellington allowed the irregular attire and advised lawmakers to get to the chamber to vote as quickly as possible.

Seeney lost his motion to speak 42-32 before Parliament was adjourned at 3 a.m.