House debates

Thursday, 5 December 2019


Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019; Second Reading

12:11 pm

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

You've raised your point of order. I'm consulting. I'm advised now that there aren't copies there. What I said yesterday was that there needed to be sufficient copies of the legislation, not enough for 150 people but that they be there and they be replenished. It is the case—and I urge members to hear me out on this point—that, on occasion, Speakers have said it's sufficient that there are copies on the APH website. I myself, whilst I have made that point, haven't been comfortable with that, because I don't think that it's sufficient when you're in a debate to be looking at legislation on a phone or a tablet. So what I am going to rule is: there need to be copies there. I thought the copies that were there were the copies of the legislation. The Manager of Opposition Business.


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