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    23   ADOPTION OF SESSIONAL ORDER 142A

Mr Albanese (Leader of the House), pursuant to notice, moved—That sessional order 142A be adopted for the remainder of the session, as follows:

142 A           Questions during second reading debate

(a)    At the end of each Member’s speech during the second reading debate of a government bill, the Member may be questioned by other Members in relation to his or her speech.

(b)   The Member is not obliged to take questions, and may indicate this during his or her speech.

(c)    After each speech, questions and answers may continue for up to five minutes. Each question may take up to 30 seconds and each reply may take up to 2 minutes.

(d)   This standing order shall not apply to the Minister’s second reading speech and a Minister’s speech closing the debate or to the speech of the main opposition speaker.

Question—put and passed.