House debates

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Motions

Banking and Financial Services

10:27 am

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The Manager of Opposition Business will resume his seat.

Mr Pyne interjecting

No, I have not called the Leader of the House; the Leader of the House will resume his seat for a second.

Honourable members interjecting

Members on both sides! I am not calling anyone until the House comes to order.

Honourable members interjecting

I am going to address the House: the Manager of Opposition Business has raised a point of order on a matter that he knows that the chair has absolutely no responsibility for. The count is done by the tellers, and pairing arrangements, if they exist, are a matter for the whips. The original question was—

Ms Henderson interjecting

I am addressing the House, member for Corangamite. The original question was that the motion be agreed to, to which the honourable member for Dawson has moved an amendment. The immediate question is—

Mr Pyne interjecting

The Leader of the House will cease interjecting. The original question was that the motion be agreed to, to which the honourable member for Dawson has moved an amendment. The immediate question is that the amendment be agreed to.

All those of that opinion say aye, to the contrary, no. Honourable members, I think the noes have it. I was going to call a division for one minute; I think we will call a division for four minutes, given the amount of time that has elapsed, and that might assist the House in other ways. Ring the bells for four minutes. A division having been called and the bells being rung—

The Leader of the House on a point of order during the division.

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