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representatives vote 2020-02-26#10

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Title

  • Motions Aged Care, Morrison Government
  • Motions - Aged Care, Morrison Government - Speed things along

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The question is that the motion be agreed to. The member for Cooper&#8212;sorry; the member for Cooper will resume her seat. The Leader of the House?</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Christian Porter</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/debate/?id=2020-02-26.122.6) to *put the question* introduced by Pearce MP and Attorney-General [Christian Porter](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/pearce/christian_porter) (Liberal). This is parliamentary jargon for stopping debate and instead voting on the question immediately.
  • <p>Mr Speaker, I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the question be put.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The Manager of Opposition Business&#8212;</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Burke</p>
  • <p>Mr Speaker, a point of order&#8212;</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>Yes, on a point of order.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Burke</p>
  • <p>When someone's given the call, normally they are allowed to say a word before the Leader of the House gets up and routinely silences them.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>I'll speak on that point of order. I did call the member for Cooper. The Leader of the House rose straight away. Under the&#8212;</p>
  • <p class="italic">Mr Brian Mitchell interjecting&#8212;</p>
  • <p>The member for Lyons is about to not vote. Under the standing orders, whenever anyone rises on a point of order, it's my obligation to call them. The Manager of Opposition Business expects me to call him immediately when he rises on a point of order. I don't think the point he's making is a reflection on me. That's just the standing orders.</p>
  • <p class="italic">Ms Kearney interjecting&#8212;</p>
  • <p>Well, I'd say to the member for Cooper, some people approach the dispatch box talking!</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Burke</p>
  • <p>Mr Speaker&#8212;</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>Yes, sure, to the point of order.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Burke</p>
  • <p>To the point of order: I take the point absolutely that you've just made, and there have been occasions where one of us has risen to move a motion and you thought we were rising on a point of order and you then told us to sit down again.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>Yes.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Burke</p>
  • <p>If you thought&#8212;and the understanding was&#8212;the Leader of the House was rising on a point of order, he then didn't. He sought to move a resolution. And, under those circumstances, I simply ask that the member for Cooper be allowed to at least commence her speech.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The member for Cooper has the call.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Ged Kearney</p>
  • <p>A community of baboons looks after its elderly better than&#8212;</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The member for Cooper will resume her seat. The Leader of the House?</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Christian Porter</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the question be put.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>I'd just say to the Leader of the House&#8212;</p>
  • <p>Honourable members interjecting&#8212;</p>
  • <p>if those could stop interjecting&#8212;I just want him to repeat what motion he moved.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Christian Porter</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the question be put.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The question is that the question be put.</p>