House debates

Tuesday, 16 October 2018



4:15 pm

Photo of Kevin HoganKevin Hogan (Page, National Party) Share this | | Hansard source

In accordance with standing order 133, I shall now proceed to put the question on the motion moved earlier today by the honourable member for Watson on which a division was called for and deferred in accordance with the standing order. No further debate is allowed.

4:19 pm

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

(In division) Mr Speaker, under standing order 67 and given the nature of how this issue has been dealt with in each house, I ask that you read the question that is before the House so that all members know exactly what we're voting on.

Government Members:

Government members interjecting

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

Members on my right aren't assisting. Whilst this is not normally done, given it's already in the Hansard and stated this morning and time has elapsed with the deferred division, I will. I would have presumed most members want to be able to vote in the division; even though the doors are locked, you can be excluded from voting. The question before the House is the motion moved by the member for Watson, which was:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Watson from moving the following motion immediately:

That the House rejects the resolution put to the Senate yesterday which included a white supremacist slogan that is also used by hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan.