House debates

Thursday, 7 July 2011


Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders

10:51 am

Photo of Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese (Grayndler, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the House) Share this | Hansard source

Mr Speaker, that point of order from the member for Dawson was just too much. We should oppose this suspension of standing orders because we want to get on with the business of government. Those opposite are struggling for relevance so much that not only have they sought to disrupt half of the question times through suspensions of standing orders but also they are now seeking to suspend standing orders while ordinary government business is being conducted. We are about to have before the parliament a series of business matters including committee reports, important health legislation moved by the minister for health—


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