House debates

Thursday, 3 September 2020

Motions

Economy

10:56 am

Photo of Brendan O'ConnorBrendan O'Connor (Gorton, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for Employment and Industry) Share this | Hansard source

I seek leave to move the following motion:

That the House:

(1) notes that:

  (a) this week, Australia has plunged into the worst recession in nearly a century;

  (b) there are a million Australians unemployed;

  (c) in the midst of this crisis, the Prime Minister has deliberately chosen to cut Jobkeeper, Jobseeker, and wages; and

  (d) the actions of this Prime Minister will make this recession deeper and longer, and will hurt more Australians; and

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

Leave not granted.

I move:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Gorton from moving the following motion immediately—That the House:

(1) notes that:

  (a) this week, Australia has plunged into the worst recession in nearly a century;

  (b) there are a million Australians unemployed;

  (c) in the midst of this crisis, the Prime Minister has deliberately chosen to cut Jobkeeper, Jobseeker, and wages; and

  (d) the actions of this Prime Minister will make this recession deeper and longer, and will hurt more Australians; and

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

This is a significant matter. This is a matter of national significance; we need to make sure—

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