Senate debates

Tuesday, 10 November 2020


Senate Chamber: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags

3:55 pm

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Order! Without in any way reflecting on the movers of the motion or any speech made, I simply say, from the chair, it is a personal concern I've expressed on a lot of occasions where senators are being asked to vote on a matter of some passion and complexity without all having the opportunity to speak. I make it very clear: I'm not reflecting on the movers of the motion for bringing it during the time allocated in the Senate for them to bring it. But there is an issue, obviously, where a handful of senators are speaking on an issue that all senators are being required to vote on. I will now put the motion moved by Senators Thorpe, Dodson and McCarthy. The question is that motion No. 753 be agreed to.


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