Thursday, 24 June 2021
Water Legislation Amendment (Inspector-General of Water Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2021; Consideration of House of Representatives Message
I've received further advice from the Clerk on this matter, so I need to correct something I said earlier. The Clerk says the motion on the medevac message allowed a short debate, but the point remains that 'put immediately' means without debate—that is, only statements by leave are in order—which is consistent with exactly what I said prior to adding the note about the medevac message. My apologies for that error. I assume, Senator Waters, your question is that the Senate dissent from my ruling on what 'put immediately' means.