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Tanya Plibersek Was Told "Know Your Place" When She Was Blanked By The GG

The GG with a burn.

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The governor-general has spent the morning re-opening the parliament and there was one vintage (highly) awkward moment from the senate.

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It was left to a Labor colleague who heckled, "that says a lot, know your place Tanya!"

GG Cosgrove shakes Shorten's hand. Plibersek goes in for a shake, gets rejected + Labor heckles 'that says a lot, know your place Tanya'.

There's already much conjecture but apparently Plibersek should not have even expected a handshake because she's not a party leader.

Just on the handshakes - GG shook hands with PM, Speaker of the House, Barnaby Joyce (leader of the Nats) and Shorten, leader of ALP.

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"Ms Plibersek's position is that no apology is necessary, and that the whole thing's a storm in a teacup," said a spokesperson for her office.

Well that's that then.

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