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Monday, 1 September 2014
Page: 9123


Mr CIOBO (MoncrieffParliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer) (12:36): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

Mr Burke: I rise on a point of order, Madam Speaker.

Mr CIOBO: I have moved a motion, Madam Speaker.

The SPEAKER: Yes, you have. He can still raise a point of order.

Mr Burke: Madam Speaker, under standing order 142(a), the parliamentary secretary is not able to move the second reading.

The SPEAKER: I am sorry; standing orders have been suspended to prevent this occurring.

Mr Burke: Point of order, Madam Speaker: the standing orders were suspended to allow the bill to be introduced. It has been introduced. Standing order 142(a) goes to whether it can proceed to a second reading, not whether it can be introduced.

The SPEAKER: My understanding is that the motion as was carried was that the standing orders be suspended so that a bill could be presented and proceed immediately through all stages this sitting. Therefore there is no point of order.

Mr Burke: I have a point of order, Madam Speaker.

The SPEAKER: Is there a further point of order?

Mr Burke: I understand it is your ruling that the parliament will now proceed with legislation that we cannot see. That is what is about to happen. We are about to debate legislation that we cannot see.

The SPEAKER: For the purposes of the Manager of Opposition Business, I will read the motion that was just passed. That was, 'That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent a bill for an act to amend the law relating to taxation, superannuation, social security and family assistance and for other purposes being presented and proceeding immediately through all stages of this sitting'. Therefore, there is no point of order. I call the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer.

Mr CIOBO: I have moved that this bill be now read a second time.

Mr Snowdon interjecting

The SPEAKER: The member for Lingiari will desist. The question is that the bill be now read a second time.