Hi Pixie. Thanks for your question. In the House of Representatives, members are often sent out for an hour, and sometimes they are suspended for a whole day. But only one member of parliament has ever been permanently expelled and it was a long time ago!
In 1920, the Member for Kalgoorlie, Hugh Mahon, was expelled—dismissed—from the House of Representatives for a statement he had made at a public meeting. Mr Mahon was an Irish-Australian and he was speaking about the death of an Irish politician in a British prison. The statement, in which he referred to the British Empire as ‘bloody and accursed’, was considered by some members in the House to be seditious—disloyal.