Wednesday, 29 February 2012
The question before the chair is that the motion for suspension of standing and sessional orders moved by the honourable Leader of the Opposition be agreed to.
A division having be en called and the bells being rung—
Opposition members interjecting—
I remind honourable members that parliamentary privilege does not necessarily occur in the course of a division.
The question is that the motion moved by the honourable Leader of the Opposition for the suspension of standing and sessional orders be agreed to.
While the vote is being tallied, I have noticed that the honourable member for Mackellar entered the chamber before her one-hour suspension was up. I notice that the honourable member is actually sitting in the advisers box, which is not technically part of the chamber. However, it was inappropriate for the honourable member to enter the chamber before her one-hour suspension was up. On this occasion I do not intend to take any further action against the honourable member for Mackellar, but were there to be a repetition on the part of any honourable member, that honourable member will be named.