Senate debates

Wednesday, 9 December 2020



5:21 pm

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(In division) I advise senators that, because normally they would be allowed to abstain by staying behind the rail which is now being used for seating, if they do need to abstain from a vote, if there's no-one in one of the rear advisers' boxes I will allow them to move to those as if they were moving to the rail, so their vote isn't counted. It's something we haven't encountered yet.

The question is that the motion moved by Senator Birmingham to suspend standing orders be agreed to.


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