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Title

  • Business Days and Hours of Meeting
  • Business - Days and Hours of Meeting - New sitting calendar

Description

  • <p class="motion-notice motion-notice-notext">No motion text available</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of leaving the [original motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/debates/?id=2020-05-12.4.2) unchanged. In other words, they voted against the [amendment](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/debates/?id=2020-05-12.4.2) introduced by Watson MP [Tony Burke](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/watson/tony_burke) (Labor). Mr Burke's amendment related to creating a new sitting calendar as, currently, Parliament doesn't have another agreed sitting day until 11 August 2020.
  • ### Original motion text
  • > *That so much of the [standing orders](https://peo.gov.au/understand-our-parliament/how-parliament-works/parliament-at-work/standing-orders/) be suspended as would prevent the following from occurring:*
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  • > *(1) the House of Representatives to meet on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 and Thursday, 14 May 2020;*
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  • > *(2) the Federation Chamber not to meet today, and to meet on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 and Thursday, 14 May 2020;*
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  • > *(3) immediately following the resolution of this motion the Treasurer to make a ministerial statement, with the Shadow Treasurer to respond; and*
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  • > *(4) any variation to this arrangement to be made only by a motion moved by a Minister with leave granted by the Manager of Opposition Business. *
  • ### Amendment text
  • > *That the following words be added after paragraph (4):*
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  • > *“(5) the first item of business on Wednesday, 13 May 2020, be the presentation of a revised program of sittings for 2020”.*