House debates

Thursday, 3 September 2020


Prime Minister

4:36 pm

Photo of Mr Tony BurkeMr Tony Burke (Watson, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for the Arts) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That so much of standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Manager of Opposition Business from moving the following motion immediately—That the House:

(1) notes that:

  (a) thanks to this Prime Minister, members opposite have voted more times to shut down debate than they have voted on legislation;

  (b) if the government cuts short debate on the next bill to be announced, it will be the second time this week that the Prime Minister has shut down debate on a bill of critical importance; and

  (c) this Prime Minister has a disdain for democratic debate; and

(2) invites the Prime Minister to remain in the chamber and make a statement on this matter.


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