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Thursday, 20 September 2007
Page: 93


Mr ABBOTT (Leader of the House) (3:24 PM) —I move:

That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended to enable debate continuing until 3.34 pm—


Mr Albanese —A point of order, Mr Speaker.


The SPEAKER —The member for Grayndler will resume his seat. The Leader of the House has the call and I will hear what—


Mr Albanese —Point of order, Mr Speaker!


The SPEAKER —The member for Grayndler will resume his seat or I will deal with him.


Mr Albanese —I am moving a point of order, Mr Speaker.


The SPEAKER —You cannot move a point of order.


Mr Albanese —Yes, I can.


Mr ABBOTT —Not while I am in the middle of moving a motion.


The SPEAKER —The Leader of the House has the call and I will hear the Leader of the House. The member for Grayndler will resume his seat.


Mr Albanese —The time for debate has expired.


The SPEAKER —It has not. The member for Grayndler will resume his seat. I call the Leader of the House.


Mr ABBOTT —I move:

That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended to enable debate continuing until 3.34 pm and the Prime Minister being called to speak for a period not exceeding 10 minutes—


Mr Albanese —Point of order, Mr Speaker.


The SPEAKER —The Manager of Opposition Business.


Mr Albanese —Mr Speaker, the time allocated for a suspension of standing orders is 25 minutes. It has expired.


The SPEAKER —The Manager of Opposition Business will resume his seat.


Mr Albanese —The Leader of the House—


The SPEAKER —The Manager of Opposition Business will resume his seat or I will deal with him! The Leader of the House was called before the expiration of the time and the Leader of the House has now moved an extension of the time.


Mr Albanese —Point of order, Mr Speaker!


The SPEAKER —The Manager of Opposition Business!


Mr Albanese —Point of order, Mr Speaker! Ten, plus 10, plus five equals 25, Mr Speaker—


The SPEAKER —I warn the Manager of Opposition Business!


Mr Albanese —and time had expired.


The SPEAKER —I name the Manager of Opposition Business!


Mr Albanese —Time had expired, Mr Speaker.


The SPEAKER —The Leader of the House.


Mr Albanese —You are an embarrassment!


Mr ABBOTT —I move:

That the member for Grayndler be suspended from the service of the House.

Question put.