House debates

Thursday, 21 June 2018


Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018; Consideration of Senate Message

10:02 am

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

I'm just going to address this point of order. I understand why the Manager of Opposition Business is moving this motion and, whilst I don't like bellowing interjections of advice, the House of RepresentativesPractice is very clear on this matter. I'm prepared to say I can understand why it's confusing for some, if not for many.

I was hearing the Manager of Opposition Business move an amendment. The Leader of the House objected to that, but the Manager of Opposition Business is quite entitled to move that amendment. The Treasurer has now moved that the motion be put. The question before the chair is that the reasons be adopted. I will just read from page 308 of the Practice, which states:

'That the question be now put' may be moved while a Member is moving an amendment.

It can, and that is what the Treasurer has now moved. Now, to the Manager of Opposition Business on his point of order.


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