I think he was trying to insult

I think Shane Jone was trying to hurl an insult:

…But I must not forget the member for Botany. Although he is physically present, we often feel spiritually he is elsewhere?possibly in the ACT Party or the Libertarianz party?but, that aside, he is a relatively new member and he has a great future ahead of him. As Mr Boscawen and ?Mr ACT Leader? depart, he will be able to occupy that space of extreme right, lots of noise, lots of heat, but very, very little lucidity…

Somehow I don’t think Jami-lee Ross will be upset in the slightest.