Thursday, 27 June 2013
Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013; Consideration in Detail
That so much of standing and sessional orders be suspended as to allow the member for Lyne to address the House to provide valedictory remarks about his service to this House.
I had understood that the member for Cook might have been seeking another option and that is why I gave him the call. I had thought he had intended to move quickly to the member for Lyne, but I have misread that. The member for Cook has the call.
The clerk had called on the item of business. I had given the member for Cook the call as I thought he was going to propose something else. I did not think he would then eat into 10 minutes time. I am going to put the question. The question is that the question be put.
Honourable members interjecting—
The suspension motion should relate to the motion before the chair. It does not. The member for Menzies on a point of order.
Yes, it does actually, member for Mackellar. The suspension must relate to the matter before the chair. As it does not, I am calling on the business of the day. The question is that the question be put.
The question now is that this bill, as amended, be agreed to.