House debates

Thursday, 3 September 2020


Prime Minister

4:36 pm

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

The Manager of Opposition Business will resume his seat. I'm just going to say to the Manager of Opposition Business that I didn't have the text of his last motion but I listened to it very closely. There is a difference between a same-question rule and a same-motion rule. On hearing that, it—apart from a word or two being changed—did not change the substance of the motion. That's certainly the case with the motion he put earlier. Obviously, when it comes to the House, the Manager of Opposition Business has a right to move motions but not to move motions that are essentially the same. I'm happy to hear from him.


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