House debates

Thursday, 14 May 2020


Days and Hours of Meeting

3:14 pm

Photo of Christian PorterChristian Porter (Pearce, Liberal Party, Attorney-General) Share this | | Hansard source

Mr Speaker, that is a perfect segue into the revised program of sittings. I'd like to join issue and thank all of those who are making parliament possible during these very challenging times. I note that, as these challenging times may well go on for some time, their recognition may get delayed in a formal sense, but that is the nature of the challenge that all Australians are facing. I am about to move the new revised program. I note that it will contain 65 days of sitting, should all go well, which compares very favourably to the total sitting days that have occurred in years when there hasn't been the experience of a serious pandemic such as we're facing at the moment.

I present the revised program for sittings for 2020. I understand that copies of the program have been placed on the table, and I ask leave of House to move that the program be agreed to.

Leave granted.

I thank the House and I move:

That the program of sittings for 2020 be agreed to.

Question agreed to.