House debates

Wednesday, 24 November 2021


7:30 pm

Photo of Peter DuttonPeter Dutton (Dickson, Liberal Party, Minister for Defence) Share this | | Hansard source

on indulgence—In the interests of allowing members to speak on the current bill, particularly given the member for Riverina has only one minute to go, and for others on the speaking list, the government has agreed with the opposition to extend the sitting this evening until 9.30 pm. By agreement with the honourable member opposite, we have an arrangement where there will be no divisions or quorums post 7.30 pm. The only business will be the current bill before the House and for it to be adjourned at 9.30 pm. The adjournment debate will occur tonight at 9.30 pm until 10 pm. There will be no guillotine on this bill this week. Members who are not speaking on this bill tonight may leave the House. I will finish there and invite the Manager of Opposition Business to contribute.

7:31 pm

Photo of Mr Tony BurkeMr Tony Burke (Watson, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for the Arts) Share this | | Hansard source

on indulgence—I want to confirm the arrangements that have just been announced to the House by the Leader of the House and give the one guarantee that we're in control of, which is that there will be no procedural motions moved in any way tonight, so there should be no reason for any divisions, and people who have commitments will be able to keep them.