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05/09/2008 10:46 AM ID: 70602 Permalink   

Filibuster Record a Real Mouthful

 

A South Australian politician has set a state record for a parliamentary speech. After filibustering for 8 hours against the government's WorkCover Bill, Greens MP Mark Parnell was followed up by a 5 hour speech from Independent MP Ann Blessington.

Mr Parnell's effort is still well short of the national record, which stands at a shade under 11 hours, set by 'Jawbone Webster' in 1909. However, when it comes to some international efforts, Australian parliamentary speeches are positively terse.

American Senator Strom Thurmond spoke for 24 hours 18 minutes in 1957. He was filibustering against the Civil Rights Act.

 
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