…And as the clock struck three, the inevitable happened. The entire system blew, and the chamber was plunged into darkness. Rudd’s metaphors, robbed of proper amplification, foundered away to nothing as an excited chatter sprang up.
”Could the chamber show a degree of maturity while the lights are out?” you could hear the Speaker begging.
He is an optimist.
The lights in parliament went out during debate on the ETS. It could have been from a surge in power from a lightning strike. There was a passing storm overhead. The link above includes a page with a video.