House debates

Thursday, 26 February 2015


Abbott Government; Attempted Censure

3:03 pm

Photo of Bill ShortenBill Shorten (Maribyrnong, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the Opposition) Share this | Hansard source

I seek leave to move a motion of censure against the Abbott government:

Leave not granted.

I move:

That so much of standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Leader of the Opposition from moving the following motion immediately:

That the House censures the government for:

(1) launching an unprecedented attack on the Australian Human Rights Commission, designed to undermine its independence;

(2) treating an independent statutory office holder with contempt;

(3) directing the Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department to offer an inducement to the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission in return for her resignation; and

(4) attempting to mislead the Australian people in its bid to cover up its offer of an inducement.

There is no doubt that Tony Abbott is the worst Prime Minister in Australian history!


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