House debates

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Australian Mining Industry

Suspension of Standing Orders

2:21 pm

Photo of Bob KatterBob Katter (Kennedy, Independent) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Kennedy moving immediately the following motion:That the House immediately debate a matter of national importance, namely the continuing deterioration of the Australian mining industry demonstrated by the announcement by Xstrata that they will not be proceeding with Ernest Henry copper mine at Cloncurry nor the Wandoan Coal Project, costing Queensland 3,200 jobs in construction and over 1,000 permanent jobs thereafter.

I have been somewhat restrained, uncharacteristically restrained, on this subject—


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