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representatives vote 2020-09-03#21

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on 2020-11-06 12:29:36


  • Motions Prime Minister
  • Motions - Prime Minister - Don't let a vote happen


  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The question is that the motion moved by the Manager of Opposition Business be disagreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of *disagreeing* with a [motion]( introduced by MP for Watson [Tony Burke]( (Labor), which means it failed. The motion was to suspend the usual procedural rules - known as [standing orders]( - to allow a vote to happen.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That so much of standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Manager of Opposition Business from moving the following motion immediately—That the House:*
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  • > *(1) notes that:*
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  • >> *(a) thanks to this Prime Minister, members opposite have voted more times to shut down debate than they have voted on legislation;*
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  • >> *(b) if the government cuts short debate on the next bill to be announced, it will be the second time this week that the Prime Minister has shut down debate on a bill of critical importance; and*
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  • >> *(c) this Prime Minister has a disdain for democratic debate; and*
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  • > *(2) invites the Prime Minister to remain in the chamber and make a statement on this matter.*