Senate debates

Tuesday, 16 June 2020


Discovery of Formal Business

4:06 pm

Photo of Mathias CormannMathias Cormann (WA, Liberal Party, Vice-President of the Executive Council) Share this | Hansard source

by leave—Consistent with the government's position on formal motions, which I outlined to the chamber on two occasions last week, when we get to general business notice of motion No. 669, I flag that the government will seek to have it dealt with during general motions rather than formal motions. As I stated to the chamber last Friday, considered in the context, it is proposed this motion raises complex policy matters on which all senators should have an appropriate opportunity to explain their position in an appropriately detailed and nuanced fashion. This session on formal motions is not the right place for detailed debate of complex issues.


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