THERE were conspicuous gaps in the opposition front bench at the tail end of question time today after Opposition Leader Will Hodgman and Bass MHA Peter Gutwein were kicked out of the house.
The rowdy debate was dominated by the remarks of Braddon Labor MHA Brenton Best in The Examiner today, where he said minority government resulted in compromise and he would not support one at the next election.
Speaker Michael Polley warned both sides of the house to quieten down just one question in to question time, threatening to suspend the sittings if MHAs did not cease interjecting.
Mr Hodgman was first to go, after noisily protesting Premier Lara Giddings statement that he had failed to rule out forming a minority government if next year's election delivered a hung parliament.
Mr Polley then kicked Mr Gutwein out until 4pm after the opposition forestry spokesman interjected in an answer given by Resources Minister Bryan Green.
Mr Polley said he was understanding of high spirits after the Coalition federal election win, bellowing across the chamber had got too much.
"I haven't had time to sit down before I stand up again," he said.