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representatives vote 2021-06-17#2

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on 2022-04-15 12:34:20


  • Motions Member for Bowman
  • Motions - Member for Bowman - Stop Newcastle MP from speaking


  • <p class="speaker">Sharon Claydon</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Newcastle from moving the following motion immediately&#8212;That the House:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(1) notes:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(a) Government members have voted repeatedly to endorse the Member for Bowman's chairmanship of the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training;</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) doing so is a tacit approval of the Member for Bowman's behaviour and his attitude toward women;</p>
  • <p class="italic">(c) the Prime Minister has failed to act, and the Acting Prime Minister is failing to act in his absence;</p>
  • <p class="italic">(d) it is time for Government members to do the right thing and do something about the Member for Bowman's behaviour; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(2) therefore, calls on the Acting Prime Minister to discharge the Member for Bowman from the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training immediately.</p>
  • <p>It is outrageous that members opposite continue to run a protection racket for what is astonishingly bad masculine behaviour. This is in spite of the fact that the member for Bowman said himself that he would resign immediately almost three months ago. The government were given the opportunity, handed to them by the member for Bowman himself, to discharge him from this role. He retains that position today as chair of a parliamentary committee, which pays him&#8212;</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The member for Newcastle will resume her seat. The minister has the call.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Luke Howarth</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the member for Newcastle be no longer heard.</p>
  • <p>The minister has moved that the member be no further heard.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The question is that the member for Newcastle be no further heard.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion]( "*That the member for Newcastle be no longer heard,*" which means that Newcastle MP [Sharon Claydon]( (Labor) will no longer be able to speak during this debate. These motions are known as *gagging orders*.