Senate debates

Thursday, 6 December 2018


Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018; Second Reading

6:59 pm

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Sit down, Senator Di Natale. I have a question before the chair now. I took a point of order. I did not give you the call to move a motion. I'm putting the question as moved via a second reading amendment—

Senator Di Natale interjecting—

I have taken advice from the Clerk.

Senator Di Natale interjecting—

Senator Di Natale, this goes to the same ruling I gave earlier, when the government sought to move a suspension of standing orders that was not related to a matter before the chair, and that motion was ruled out of order and then the minister, you will recall, had to move for the adjournment of the debate. On the same principle—on advice from the Clerk as well—that is the ruling I'm making.

The question is that the second reading amendment moved by Senator Cormann be agreed to.


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