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  • Motions Prime Minister
  • Motions - Prime Minister - Stop MP Burke from speaking


  • <p class="speaker">Tony Burke</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Watson from moving the following motion immediately:</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion]( to stop Labor MP [Tony Burke]( from speaking.
  • These motions are known as *gagging* motions.
  • <p class="italic">The House:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(1) notes:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(a) yesterday, it was revealed the Australian Federal Police (AFP) did not have the resources to investigate the importation of 1.6 tonnes of cocaine;</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) on the very same day, the Prime Minister&#8217;s Registered Organisations Commission sent at least 25 AFP officers to look at a 10-year-old donation to GetUp;</p>
  • <p class="italic">(c) in so doing, this Government diverted police resources needed to fight drug syndicates to protect his own political interests; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(d) that this is just the latest example of this Prime Minister&#8217;s willingness to abuse his power and debase the Office of Prime Minister; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(2) therefore, condemns this born-to-rule Prime Minister for his grubby attacks and blatant abuses of power designed to protect his own political interests instead of protecting Australians.</p>
  • <p>We have full respect for the integrity of the AFP, but no respect for the integrity of those opposite.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Christopher Pyne</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Member be no longer heard.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The question is that the Manager of Opposition Business be no further heard.</p>