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Tasmanian Attorney-General denies calling Speaker ‘treacherous b****’

  • Attorney-General of Tasmania has refuted claims she called Speaker a ‘b****’ 
  • Sue Hickey was elected Speaker earlier this month in shock result for colleagues
  • The pair have had a public quarrel in 2009 with Ms Hickey lodging a complaint 

The Attorney-General of Tasmania has refuted claims she called the former Hobart Mayor, Sue Hickey, a ‘treacherous b****’ after Hickey was elected Speaker earlier this month.

Elise Archer, Tasmania’s Attorney General told media on Wednesday that her words had been distorted and she did call anyone ‘that terminology.’

‘A number of people, probably out of shock, would have made similar comments but I’m not going to provide a running commentary,’ she said.

The Attorney-General of Tasmania has refuted claims she called the former Hobart Mayor, Sue Hickey, a ‘treacherous b****’ after Hickey was elected Speaker earlier this month

The pair had a very public quarrel at the Taste of Tasmania Festival in 2009 with Ms Hickey lodging an official complaint that Ms Archer grabbed her elbow.

Ms Hickey became the new Speaker on May 1, after gaining Labor and Greens support, in an election result that shocked her Liberal colleagues.

Ms Archer has previously held the position, becoming the first female Speaker in Tasmania’s history in 2014.

Ms Hickey became the new Speaker on May 1, after gaining Labor and Greens support, in an election result that shocked her Liberal colleagues

Ms Hickey became the new Speaker on May 1, after gaining Labor and Greens support, in an election result that shocked her Liberal colleagues

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