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on 2021-11-12 12:21:41


  • Motions Member for Pearce
  • Motions - Member for Pearce - Don't let a vote happen


  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The question now is that the motion moved by the Manager of Opposition Business be disagreed to.</p>
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  • The majority voted in favour of *disagreeing* with a [motion]( introduced by Watson MP [Tony Burke]( (Labor), which means the motion failed. The motion was to suspend the usual procedural rules of parliament - known as [standing orders]( - in order to let another vote happen.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Manager of Opposition Business from moving the following motion immediately:*
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  • > *(1) notes:*
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  • >> *(a) last week, the Morrison-Joyce government voted down a privileges motion given precedence by the Speaker for the first time since Federation;*
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  • >> *(b) media reports that "Liberal backbenchers were completely horrified" by that vote, which protected the Member for Pearce from having to disclose the sources of donations;*
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  • >> *(c) this renders the Register of Members' Interests completely meaningless; and*
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  • >> *(d) those same backbenchers now have the chance to put things right and restore basic standards of transparency and integrity to this Parliament;*
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  • > *(2) provides leave for the Manager of Opposition Business to once again move a motion to refer the Member for Pearce to the Committee of Privileges and Members' Interests.*