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representatives vote 2021-03-22#3

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on 2021-03-26 11:39:27

Title

  • Motions Prime Minister; Attempted Censure
  • Motions - Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Stop MP Albanese from speaking

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Anthony Albanese</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Leader of the Opposition moving the following motion forthwith&#8212;</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of stopping Grayndler MP and Leader of the Opposition [Anthony Albanese](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/grayndler/anthony_albanese) (Labor) from speaking any more in this debate. In parliamentary jargon, they voted "*That the Member be no longer heard*." These motions are known as *gagging motions*.
  • MP Albanese had [just said](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/debates/?id=2021-03-22.109.2):
  • > *The PM is an empathy vacuum but an accountability black hole.*
  • <p class="italic">That the House:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(1)notes that:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(a)the Prime Minister told the House last Thursday about the Gaetjens inquiry, "those inquiries are being made by the Secretary of my department" and "this work is being done by the Secretary of my department" but the Secretary of this department has given evidence to the Senate today that he told the Prime Minister on 9 March that he was putting his inquiry on hold;</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b)the Prime Minister has repeatedly refused to answer whether he has asked his staff if they sought to undermine Brittany Higgins' loved ones; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(c)the Prime Minister told the House last Tuesday he was briefed by the Commissioner of the Federal Police on the contents of the dossier which contains allegations of serious sexual assault against the Attorney-General but the Commissioner of the Federal Police has told the Senate today he did not brief the Prime Minister on the details of the allegations; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(2) therefore, condemns the Prime Minister for failing to give straight answers to simple questions about his Government's response to the reported sexual assault of Brittany Higgins and his handling of serious sexual assault allegations against the Attorney-General.</p>
  • <p>The PM is an empathy vacuum but an accountability black hole.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Peter Dutton</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 Leader of the Opposition be no further heard.</p>