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representatives vote 2021-06-02#11

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on 2022-06-10 13:17:10


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


  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The question now is that the motion moved by the honourable Leader of the Opposition be disagreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of *disagreeing* with a [motion]( to suspend the usual parliamentary procedural rules - known as [standing orders]( - in order to let another vote take place. This means that subsequent vote will not take place.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That so much of standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Leader of the Opposition from moving the following motion immediately:*
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  • > *That the House:*
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  • > *(1) notes:*
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  • >> *(a) the Australian Government is responsible for the funding and regulation of aged care;*
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  • >> *(b) more than one third of aged care residents are yet to be fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine;*
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  • >> *(c) the Government does not know how many residential aged care staff have been vaccinated against COVID-19;*
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  • >> *(d) the Aged Care Minister says he's comfortable with the pace of the vaccine rollout and the Prime Minister says vaccinating Australians is not a race;*
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  • >> *(e) the states have now been forced to step in to fix the Prime Minister's bungled vaccine rollout in aged care and disability care;*
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  • >> *(f) the Constitution provides the Australian Government is responsible for quarantine; and*
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  • >> *(g) despite the fact there have been 21 breaches of hotel quarantine, and the Prime Minister has had the Halton report since October last year, the Prime Minister has failed to establish a safe, national quarantine system; and*
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  • > *(2) therefore, calls on the Prime Minister to urgently fix his bungled vaccine rollout and establish a safe, national quarantine system.*