Tuesday, 20 June 2006
That so much of standing orders be suspended as would prevent the member for Grayndler to move immediately the following motion:That the:
- the Speaker report back to Parliament prior to Question Time on 21 June 2006 concerning the apparent doctoring of Hansard, Question Time on 20 June 2006;
- the House notes that Hansard records the Prime Minister as stating, “productivity will always be higher and growth will always be stronger under a Coalition Government than under a Labor Government”; and
- the House also notes that ABC TV News which is captioned live, correctly transcribed the Prime Minister as stating, “productivity will always be higher, and growth will always be stronger under a Labor Government … under a Liberal Government rather than a Coalition Government”.
This follows the undemocratic processes occurring in the parliament with 13 bills being gagged this week. It is quite clear that the Prime Minister cannot defend his industrial relations reforms. It is no wonder he is confused and we are seeing yet again a repeat of the undemocratic practices—
Original question put:
That the motion (Mr Albanese’s) be agreed to.