Thursday, 8 September 2022
Consideration Of Legislation
That on Thursday, 8 September 2022—
(a) from 12.15 pm, consideration of the Climate Change Bill 2022 and the Climate Change (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2022 have precedence over all other business until determined;
(b) if consideration of the bills has not concluded by 1.30 pm, the questions on all remaining stages be put without debate;
(c) paragraph (b) operate as a limitation of debate under standing order 142;
(d) divisions may take place between 1.30 pm and 2 pm, and after 4.30 pm, for the purposes of the bills only; and
(e) following consideration of the bills, the Senate return to its routine of business.
I am asking for the vote on parts (b) and (c) to be taken separately from the votes on parts (a), (d) and (e). The consequence of doing so would be to give priority to consideration of the Climate Change Bill over all other Senate business, and would do so without limitations in terms of the conduct of that debate, including without time limitations. It would enable that to continue throughout the rest the day, without application of the guillotine.