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Preamble: Well the time HAS come and the Hon Bronwyn Bishop MP has done the right thing. Today she resigned her role as Speaker.  In doing so she made this statement:

I have today written to the Governor General and tendered my resignation as Speaker of the House of Representatives effective immediately. I have not taken this decision lightly, however it is because of my love and respect for the institution of the Parliament and the Australian people that I have resigned as Speaker.

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Conversing about current affairs, the looming Federal budget and what appears to be an integrity issue with some of our pollies, a friend asked me why I wanted to continue in my efforts to run for political office.  How could I be bothered, they asked? 

My response was spontaneous.  I said that I believed that politics needed an injection, a booster shot, of reliability and optimism and that I believed I could be one of many (Independents) to administer the dose!

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