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8/9/2006 7:25 pm

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8/9/2006 7:57 pm

Yep, we have

Labor leader Kim Beazley and Liberal MP Wilson Tuckey have clashed outside Parliament House in a fiery toe-to-toe verbal confrontation over changes to migration law.
With their faces within centimetres of each other, Mr Beazley labelled the government backbencher "weak", prompting Mr Tuckey to call him a "fat so and so".

The clash erupted as Mr Tuckey, a veteran former government minister nicknamed "Ironbar", spoke to the media about the migration changes while Mr Beazley waited nearby for his turn to talk to reporters.

"Oh here's Kim," Mr Tuckey said as he spotted Mr Beazley.

"This is not about Liberals, this is about you mob," he said, referring to Labor.

Mr Beazley, with a faint smile, first told Mr Tuckey to "take your tablets".

"Don't you insult me with tablets," Mr Tuckey shot back.

"I'm asking you why you are defying the Australian people on border protection."

With a hand on Mr Tuckey's shoulder, Mr Beazley urged the Liberal MP: "Off you go mate, off you go, off you go mate." Can you see the humour in the behaviour?

But Mr Tuckey refused to move, saying he was entitled to stand outside the doors of parliament.

"Now I'm interviewing you, I'm asking you why your entire party is going to kill off legislation that the Australian people want," Mr Tuckey said.

The clash then became more heated and the two West Australian politicians closed in on each other, chins thrust forward.

Mr Beazley said Mr Tuckey was supporting "weak sop legislation".

"Why don't you take your weak, worthless self in there with the weak, worthless piece of legislation," the Labor leader said, pointing towards the parliament doors. Now now boys, play nice.

Tuckey fired back angrily: "Don't you call me weak ... you fat so and so."

"Following Wilson Tuckey's extreme behaviour this morning, I can only imagine the sort of pressure those MPs and senators would feel they are coming under," he said in a statement.

"The ugly face of this bullying was on display this morning.

"It has no place in the Australian parliament."

Just makes me cringe to read this, this is the reason why I am reluctant to vote.And Little John Howard, our Prime Minister as allocated 400 more troops to Afghanistan

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