House debates

Thursday, 21 November 2013


Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013; Dissent from Ruling

12:46 pm

Photo of Christopher PyneChristopher Pyne (Sturt, Liberal Party, Minister for Education) Share this | Hansard source

Madam Speaker, on a point of order: I think that the point that the Speaker is making is not that you should not be able to dissent from her ruling—

Mr Mitchell interjecting

Be quiet, you buffoon.

An opposition member: What is the standing order?

Disorderly conduct. Check it out. Look it up. The point is in the member's dissent he is perfectly entitled to disagree with the Speaker's ruling, but he is not allowed to reflect personally on the Speaker and her impartiality. That is what the Speaker is asking you to withdraw, and I would ask you to do so on behalf of the Speaker.


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