House debates

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Constituency Statements


10:07 am

Photo of Josh BurnsJosh Burns (Macnamara, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Energy prices in this country are going up, and it's hardly a surprise when we have an energy minister who is more interested in writing letters to the mayor of Sydney about absurd travel arrangements by councillors than in tackling the two things that are part of his job. The first thing that is part of his job is to tackle energy prices. On the weekend, I had the pleasure of joining the Leader of the Opposition in South Melbourne, in my electorate, as we toured the South Melbourne Market. For 150 years people have been coming to the South Melbourne Market to support local retailers and businesses and—

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

The member for Boothby on a point of order?

10:08 am

Photo of Nicolle FlintNicolle Flint (Boothby, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Member be no longer heard.

I note that the behaviour of those opposite is completely against the spirit of the Federation Chamber. I just want to place on record my deep disappointment—

Hon. Members:

Honourable members interjecting

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

All members will resume their seats. We'll go through the motion that has been put to the chamber. The question is that the member no longer be heard. All of that opinion say aye. All those against say no. The question is unresolved. In accordance with standing order 188, the question will be reported to the House. I now rule that the chamber is disorderly and everything will be suspended for 15 minutes.

Sitting suspended from 10:09 to 10:25