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representatives vote 2016-11-07#5

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Title

  • Motions Prime Minister
  • Motions - Prime Minister - Stop Mr Shorten from speaking

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Bill Shorten</p>
  • <p>I seek leave to move the following motion:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the House:</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of stopping Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten from speaking any more. This is known as a gagging motion.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Member be no longer heard.*
  • <p class="italic">(1) notes that:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(a) the Prime Minister was willing to trade guns for votes with Senator Leyonhjelm;</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(b) the Prime Minister is willing to trade race hate protections to protect himself from his backbench;</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(c) the Prime Minister has traded cash for votes with Senator Day; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(d) today, in an extraordinary turn of events, it&#8217;s been revealed that the Prime Minister knew for more than two months that there was a potential issue under section 44 of the Constitution in relation to Senator Day and chose to bring the Parliament back and keep that information secret from the Australian people; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(2) therefore, condemns the Prime Minister for:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(a) being willing to do absolutely anything to keep his job; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(b) his weak leadership which is inflicting chaos on the Parliament and the country.</p>
  • <p>Leave not granted.</p>
  • <p>Oh, protection racket! I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Maribyrnong from moving the following motion forthwith:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the House:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(1) notes that:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(a) the Prime Minister was willing to trade guns for votes with Senator Leyonhjelm;</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(b) the Prime Minister is willing to trade race hate protections to protect himself from his backbench;</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(c) the Prime Minister has traded cash for votes with Senator Day; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(d) today, in an extraordinary turn of events, it&#8217;s been revealed that the Prime Minister knew for more than two months that there was a potential issue under section 44 of the Constitution in relation to Senator Day and chose to bring the Parliament back and keep that information secret from the Australian people; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(2) therefore, condemns the Prime Minister for:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(a) being willing to do absolutely anything to keep his job; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(b) his weak leadership which is inflicting chaos on the Parliament and the country.</p>
  • <p>Is there anything this Prime Minister will not trade to save his job?</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The Leader of the Opposition will resume his seat. The Leader of the House has the call.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Christopher Pyne</p>
  • <p>What a classic case of overreach. I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Member be no longer heard.</p>
  • <p class="italic">Mr Snowdon interjecting&#8212;</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The member for Lingiari is warned for that exchange. The question is that the Leader of the Opposition be no longer heard.</p>
  • <p>Is the motion seconded?</p>