House debates

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Australian Mining Industry

Suspension of Standing Orders

2:21 pm

Photo of Bob KatterBob Katter (Kennedy, Independent) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Kennedy moving immediately the following motion:That the House immediately debate a matter of national importance, namely the continuing deterioration of the Australian mining industry demonstrated by the announcement by Xstrata that they will not be proceeding with Ernest Henry copper mine at Cloncurry nor the Wandoan Coal Project, costing Queensland 3,200 jobs in construction and over 1,000 permanent jobs thereafter.

I have been somewhat restrained, uncharacteristically restrained, on this subject—

2:22 pm

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

I move:

That the member be no longer heard.

Question put.

2:29 pm

Photo of Bruce ScottBruce Scott (Maranoa, National Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I second the motion. Prime Minister, why are you too gutless to debate this—

Photo of Harry JenkinsHarry Jenkins (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

Order! The member for Maranoa will resume his seat.

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

I move:

That the member be no longer heard.

Question put.

Original question put:

That the motion (Mr Katter’s) be agreed to.

Photo of Bob KatterBob Katter (Kennedy, Independent) Share this | | Hansard source

Mr Speaker, on a point of order: I have only been thrown out of this place once before, and that was a mistake by the Acting Speaker at the time! Three thousand people have lost their jobs—

Photo of Harry JenkinsHarry Jenkins (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

Order! The member for Kennedy will resume his place.

Photo of Bob KatterBob Katter (Kennedy, Independent) Share this | | Hansard source

Mr Katter interjecting

Photo of Harry JenkinsHarry Jenkins (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

Order! The member for Kennedy will resume his place.

Photo of Bob KatterBob Katter (Kennedy, Independent) Share this | | Hansard source

Mr Katter interjecting

Photo of Harry JenkinsHarry Jenkins (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

Order! The member for Kennedy will resume his place.

Photo of Bob KatterBob Katter (Kennedy, Independent) Share this | | Hansard source

Mr Katter interjecting

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Order! The member will leave the chamber for one hour under standing order 94(a).

Photo of Bob KatterBob Katter (Kennedy, Independent) Share this | | Hansard source

Mr Katter interjecting

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Order! The member will leave the chamber for one hour under standing order 94(a).

The member for Kennedy then left the chamber.

You can return at 25 to 4.