Thursday, 7 July 2011
I seek leave to move the following motion:
That following the completion of the discussion of a matter of public importance, items of government business that have been scheduled for consideration and the transaction of any business necessary in connection with messages from the Senate:
(1) the sitting be suspended until 10.00 am on Monday, 11 July 2011;
(2) when the sitting is resumed on Monday 11 July 2011:
(a) the Prime Minister, the Treasurer and the Minister for Climate Change each be permitted to make statements for periods not exceeding 15 minutes to outline to the House the details of the Government’s plans for the introduction and operation of a carbon tax;
(b) the Leader of the Opposition, the Deputy Leader of the Opposition and the Leader of The Nationals each be permitted to make statements for periods not exceeding 15 minutes in connection with the statements that have been made by the Prime Minister and other Ministers; and
(c) other Members be permitted to make statements for periods not exceeding 10 minutes on the same matter, the call being alternated in a manner that permits government, opposition and non-aligned Members to speak in accordance with their representation in the House; and
(d) from 2.00 pm until 3.30 pm the Prime Minister and the other Ministers who are Members of the House attend in the Chamber and answer questions in relation to the Government’s plans for the introduction and operation of a carbon tax, in accordance with the rules set out in standing order 98 to 104 so far as they are applicable.
Leave not granted.