Thursday, 13 May 2021
I seek leave to move a motion to vary the order agreed to earlier today.
Leave not granted.
Pursuant to contingent notice standing in my name, I move:
That so much of standing orders be suspended as would prevent me from moving a motion to provide for the consideration of a matter—namely a motion to provide that a motion proposing to vary the order agreed to earlier today may be moved immediately and determined without amendment or debate.
I was calling it for the convenience of the chamber. It immediately followed another division. I will, if you insist, because it is a different matter of business.
An honourable senator interjecting—
Alright, then for future divisions I will start to very strictly enforce the standing order that allows me to roll divisions with one-minute bells. I warn all senators that will be happening, if senators are going to do this. Ring the bells for four minutes. The question is that the motion moved by Senator Ruston be agreed to.