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senate vote 2019-12-05#14

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  • Business Consideration of Legislation
  • Business - Consideration of Legislation - Speed things along


  • <p class="speaker">Mathias Cormann</p>
  • <p>I seek leave to move a motion to provide for the consideration of legislation today.</p>
  • <p class="italic">Senator Wong interjecting&#8212;</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion]( introduced by WA Senator [Mathias Cormann]( (Liberal) to speed things along by voting on the question immediately. In parliamentary jargon, they voted "to put the question".
  • <p>There's no secret deal.</p>
  • <p>Leave not granted.</p>
  • <p>Who has denied leave?</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • <p>Senator Patrick is indicating he denies leave.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Mathias Cormann</p>
  • <p>Pursuant to contingent notice standing in my name, I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Cormann moving a motion to provide for the consideration of a matter, namely a motion to provide for a motion relating to consideration of legislation, may be moved immediately and determined without amendment or debate.</p>
  • <p>And I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the motion be now put.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • <p>The question is that question be put.</p>