Tuesday, 27 March 2018
I seek leave to move a motion to vary the hours of meeting and routine of business for today, to provide for the consideration of a disallowance motion.
Leave not granted.
Pursuant to contingent notice standing in the name of the Leader of the Government in the Senate, I move:
That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent me moving a motion to provide for the consideration of a matter, namely a motion to provide that a motion relating to the hours of meeting and routine of business may be moved immediately and determined without amendment or debate.
And I move:
That the motion now be put.
That a motion relating to the hours of meeting and routine of business may be moved immediately and determined without amendment or debate.
Question agreed to..
(a) the business of the Senate notice of motion proposing the disallowance of five instruments made under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 relating to Marine Parks Network Management Plans, standing in the name of Senator Pratt, be called on immediately and have precedence over all other business; and
(b) the Senate shall adjourn without debate after the disallowance motion has concluded, or at midnight, whichever is the earlier, or a motion for the adjournment is moved by a minister.