House debates

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Business

Days and Hours of Meeting

5:26 am

Photo of Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese (Grayndler, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the House) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the House next meet at 10.00 am this day.

Photo of Joe HockeyJoe Hockey (North Sydney, Liberal Party, Manager of Opposition Business in the House) Share this | | Hansard source

May I take the opportunity to thank the staff of the chamber and various other staff.

Photo of Joe HockeyJoe Hockey (North Sydney, Liberal Party, Manager of Opposition Business in the House) Share this | | Hansard source

I think it is important to thank the staff and various others who have stayed up all night. Given the fact that it is now 5.30 in the morning, and they will not get the opportunity to have a sleep—nor will many members of parliament—we will support this initiative to start the House at 10 o’clock, recognising it was the government’s desire to keep the House sitting.

Question agreed to.