Surfers MP says sorry for rude hand gesture

Former LNP deputy leader John-Paul Langbroek has apologised for making rude gestures during Wednesday’s sitting of parliament.

The Surfers Paradise MP told Queensland parliament on Thursday night the simulated masturbation caught on chamber cameras was a ‘light-hearted exchange’.

Mr Langbroek was left red-faced after it was revealed he had made the gestures after Speaker Peter Wellington reprimanded Chatsworth MP Steve Minnikin for provoking government MPs with other “hand movements”.


“I rise to apologise to the House and to you (Mr Wellington),” Mr Langbroek said.

“My gestures were a light-hearted exchange between MPs and were not meant to reflect on your earlier ruling or any MP,” he added.