House debates

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Business

Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders

10:46 am

Photo of Mr Tony BurkeMr Tony Burke (Watson, Australian Labor Party, Manager of Opposition Business (House)) Share this | | Hansard source

I seek leave to move the following motion:

That the House:

  (1) notes:

     (a) the Minister for Agriculture claimed in his second reading speech on the Export Legislation Amendment (Live-stock) Bill that it was "another important part of the Government’s plan to address animal welfare concerns with livestock exports"; and

     (b) this morning without notice and with debate scheduled to run all day on this bill, the Government has today sought to delay its passage and silence debate; and

  (2) therefore, condemns this Government for delaying increased penalties in the livestock trade and silencing debate on the Member for Hunter’s amendments to phase out the live sheep export trade.

Leave is not granted.

I move:

That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Manager of Opposition Business moving the following motion—

That the House:

  (1) notes:

     (a) the Minister for Agriculture claimed in his second reading speech on the Export Legislation Amendment (Live-stock) Bill that it was "another important part of the Government’s plan to address animal welfare concerns with livestock exports"; and

     (b) this morning without notice and with debate scheduled to run all day on this bill, the Government has today sought to delay its passage and silence debate; and

  (2) therefore, condemns this Government for delaying increased penalties in the livestock trade and silencing debate on the Member for Hunter’s amendments to phase out the live sheep export trade.

The government are terrified of their own members crossing the floor. They know that when we get to the amendments on this bill, the entire private member's bill will be moved as an amendment—

10:48 am

Photo of Josh FrydenbergJosh Frydenberg (Kooyong, Liberal Party, Minister for the Environment and Energy) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the member no longer be heard.

Photo of Tony SmithTony Smith (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

The question is that the Manager of Opposition be no further heard.

10:56 am

Photo of Tony SmithTony Smith (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

Is the motion seconded?

Photo of Joel FitzgibbonJoel Fitzgibbon (Hunter, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for Agriculture) Share this | | Hansard source

Seconded, Mr Speaker. The Prime Minister has lost his party room. Not only that, this government has—

Photo of Josh FrydenbergJosh Frydenberg (Kooyong, Liberal Party, Minister for the Environment and Energy) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the member be no longer heard.

Photo of Tony SmithTony Smith (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

The question is that the member for Hunter be no further heard.

10:58 am

Photo of Tony SmithTony Smith (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

The question now is that the motion moved by the Manager of Opposition Business be agreed to.

Photo of Tony ZappiaTony Zappia (Makin, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Assistant Minister for Medicare) Share this | | Hansard source

Only a week ago, in a radio interview, the minister claimed that this matter needed to be sorted out and that it needed to be sorted out quickly.

10:59 am

Photo of Josh FrydenbergJosh Frydenberg (Kooyong, Liberal Party, Minister for the Environment and Energy) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the motion be put.

Photo of Tony SmithTony Smith (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

The question is that the motion be put.

11:01 am

Photo of Tony SmithTony Smith (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

The question now is that the motion moved by the Manager of Opposition Business be agreed to.