House debates

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Statement by the Speaker

Standing Orders

10:48 am

Photo of Tony SmithTony Smith (Speaker) Share this | Hansard source

Before I call the member for McMahon, I am going to make a statement to the House, given the point of order and the subsequent discussion regarding pairs. I make it very clear: there is no point of order that can be taken on pairs because there is no standing order that relates to pairs. These are informal arrangements between the parties; they are not the business of the Speaker. I am making it very clear, on this second day, that that is the case. If there is an argument about pairs, go and call a press conference and have your argument. You will not be having it in here.

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