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senate vote 2023-03-28#3

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  • Business Rearrangement
  • Business - Rearrangement - Speed things along


  • <p class="speaker">Don Farrell</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That a motion relating to hours of meeting and routine of business this week may be moved immediately and determined without amendment or debate.</p>
  • <p>I also move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the question now be put.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Sue Lines</p>
  • <p>Senator Birmingham, I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Simon Birmingham</p>
  • <p>President, can I seek clarification here. Is the outcome of the government's motion that the opposition is denied any right to speak at all to its substantial variation of hours for the rest of the week? Is that what the government is seeking to do, to deny any dissent or disagreement?</p>
  • <p>Honourable senators interjecting&#8212;</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Sue Lines</p>
  • <p>Order! On my left and right. Order across the chamber! The motion as moved by the minister is that the question be now put, and that's what I intend to put. The question is that the motion moved by Senator Farrell that the question be put be agreed to.</p>
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  • That majority voted in favour of a [motion](
  • > *That the question be now put.*
  • In other words, they voted to end debate on the issue and instead vote on it straight away.