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representatives vote 2020-02-26#13

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on 2020-03-27 10:23:38

Title

  • Bills — Statute Update (Regulations References) Bill 2020; Third Reading
  • Statute Update (Regulations References) Bill 2020 - Third Reading - Speed things along

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Melissa Price</p>
  • <p>I seek leave of the House to move the third reading immediately.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/debate/?id=2020-02-26.132.1) to speed things along, which was introduced by Durack MP [Melissa Price](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/durack/melissa_price) (Liberal), which means it succeeded. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to "*put the question*".
  • <p>Is leave granted for the third reading to be moved immediately?</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Burke</p>
  • <p>Not a chance, Mr Speaker. Leave is not granted.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Melissa Price</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the motion for the third reading being moved without delay.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Burke</p>
  • <p>Today goes to the stupidity of the government's insistence that no-one other than themselves will be allowed to make a speech. You then end up with a situation where the only thing that elected members of parliament have available to themselves is to make the point to the government that we will continue to push back until this becomes a democratic chamber again. We will continue to do so. So, when people sit over there and vote for member after member to not be heard, when people over there move that question after question be put, don't be surprised when you spend the day with division bells ringing and, when you seek the support of the opposition for leave on a matter, you don't get it. It's not a surprise.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The Manager of Opposition Business will resume his seat. The minister.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Melissa Price</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the question be now put.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The question is that the question be put.</p>