Thursday, 10 August 2006
That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended to enable proceedings as specified below to occur during government business on Thursday, 10 August 2006:
- in relation to proceedings on the Migration Amendment (Designated Unauthorised Arrivals) Bill 2006—at the conclusion of the second reading debate, not including a Minister speaking in reply, or at 12.30 p.m., whichever is the earlier, a Minister to be called to sum up (for a period not exceeding 15 minutes) the second reading debate and thereafter, without delay, the immediate question before the House to be put, then any question or questions necessary to complete the remaining stages of the bill to be put without amendment or debate and any Government amendments that have been circulated for at least two hours shall be treated as if they have been moved together; and
- any variation to this arrangement to be made only by a motion moved by a Minister.
The issues covered by this bill have been well and truly canvassed both in this parliament and elsewhere over quite a few weeks now. We have had the discussion. Let us move swiftly to the decision. I commend this bill to the House.