Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders
That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the member for Menzies from moving the following motion forthwith: That this House:
- notes the Prime Minister’s commitment, repeated at the Progressive Governance Conference in London on 4 April 2008, that “each year in Australia’s Federal Parliament the first working day will be marked by a Prime Ministerial statement reporting on progress in closing the life expectancy gap, progress in closing the gap in infant mortality and mortality of children up to five, and progress on closing the literacy and numeracy gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.”
- notes that the Prime Minister has failed to deliver such statement to the Parliament.
- calls on the Prime Minister to forthwith report to the Parliament as he promised; and
- asks him to explain why he has broken his promise to the Australian people.
This is another broken promise from the Prime Minister—
Original question put:
That the motion (Mr Andrews’) be agreed to.