When Bronwyn Bishop arrived in Canberra as a newly minted senator in 1987 to fill a casual vacancy, she already enjoyed a formidable reputation. With her trademark up-swept blond hair, killer heels, red lipstick and power jackets, Bishop stood out in the Liberal Party, not just because she was one of the few females, but because she wore her ambition like a tiara.
Cameron Atfield Two Brisbane MPs have been touted as possible replacements for Bronwyn Bishop in the Speaker's chair in Parliament House.
Michael Koziol The internet is an unforgiving beast. It makes fact-checking simple, scrutiny constant and history impossible to erase. In such circumstances words can easily come back to bite you.
Jane Lee All of Lindt Café gunman Man Haron Monis' correspondence with ministers in the Attorney-General's Department since 2010 was overlooked when it passed documents to a review into the Lindt Café siege, due to an administrative spreadsheet error, a senate inquiry has revealed.
Nicole Hasham The party room will decide the next speaker of the Parliament, Tony Abbott says, signalling he will not repeat the so-called "captain's pick" that led to Bronwyn Bishop taking the coveted chair.
Judith Ireland Bronwyn Bishop's time in the speaker's chair may have been brief. But it was far from boring.
Nicole Hasham The use of parliamentary perks should be guided by "common sense", government frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull says, deviating from Prime Minister Tony Abbott's insistence that former Speaker Bronwyn Bishop was the victim of a deficient system.
David Leser First published in Good Weekend on October 1, 1994
Noel Towell We were running around like headless chooks, department's boss admits.
Latika Bourke Prime Minister Tony Abbott announces resignation of Bronwyn Bishop as Speaker and a review of MPs' entitlements.