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  • Motions Commonwealth Integrity Commission
  • Motions - Commonwealth Integrity Commission - Don't let a vote happen


  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The question now is that the motion moved by the Leader of the Opposition be disagreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of *disagreeing* with a [motion]( to suspend the usual procedural rules - known as [standing orders]( - in order to let a vote happen. This means the vote on a Commonwealth Integrity Commission will not take place.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Manger of Opposition Business from moving the following motion immediately:*
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  • > *The House:*
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  • > *(1) notes:*
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  • >> *(a) the Morrison government has just voted down a privileges motion given precedence by the Speaker for the first time since Federation;*
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  • >> *(b) the [motion]( related to a possible contempt by the Member for Pearce; and*
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  • >> *(c) it has been more than 1,000 days since this Prime Minister promised to introduce a Federal Anti-Corruption Commission; and*
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  • > *(2) calls on the Prime Minister to immediately: (a) introduce a bill to establish a Federal Anti-Corruption Commission with the powers of a standing Royal Commission; and*
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  • >> *(b) agree to refer the Member for Pearce to the Committee of Privileges and Members' Interests.*
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