House debates

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Matters of Public Importance

Climate Change

3:19 pm

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I'm going to call on the matter of public importance—

Mr Katter interjecting

No, the member for Kennedy will resume his seat. To move a matter of public importance, it's very clear in the standing orders that the matter must be before the clerks by a stipulated time in the day. It can't be moved without notice. One has been given to the clerks and has been recommended to me and agreed to by me, and that's the one we're going to discuss today.

I have received a letter from the honourable member for Mayo proposing a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely:

The government's failure to develop a consistent energy policy to meet the demands of climate change.

I call upon those honourable members who approve of the proposed discussion to rise in their places.

More than the number of members required by the standing orders having risen in their places—

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