House debates

Tuesday, 10 October 2006

Member for Perth

3:38 pm

Photo of Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese (Grayndler, Australian Labor Party, Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the House) Share this | Hansard source

Mr Speaker, on a point of order: I refer to page 333 of the House of Respresentatives Practice, which states:

A Member debating a motion to suspend standing orders may not dwell on the subject matter which is the object of the suspension. The Chair has consistently ruled that Members may not use debate on a motion to suspend standing orders as a means of putting before the House, or canvassing, matters outside the question as to whether or not standing orders should be suspended.

Mr Speaker, it has been very—


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