House debates

Thursday, 2 September 2021


COVID-19: Vaccination

4:21 pm

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

On a point of order: I'm simply raising the same principles that we have to work under. If someone moves a motion they have to give their speech immediately. If they simply move it and don't continue, then that's their speech gone—and lots of motions happen without a speech being attached to them. If a seconder then seconds and says that they reserve their right to speak, then they get an opportunity later in the debate. If they simply second and sit down, then they have spoken in the debate. They're the rules that the other 149 members of this place have to work under. We didn't object to the motion being moved; we didn't try to stop it. If the two people who moved and seconded have had the opportunity to give remarks, and neither of them did, then I think we're now at the point of debate where we have a call for further speakers.


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