One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts presented the esteemed Hansard scribes with an interesting conundrum yesterday, when he accused Labor and the Greens of acting like Chicken Little on the effects of the ABCC bill. Roberts illustrated his point by both imitating the sounds of a chicken and by poking his microphone. The sounds were transcribed as “bwok bwok bekerk!” before he was chastised by Greens Senator Nick McKim for the aural experience he forced on the Hansard staff. We commend them for their commitment to accuracy in all things, even chook noises.


Peter Fray

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