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Thursday, 6 March 2014
Page: 1829

Mr PYNE (SturtLeader of the House and Minister for Education) (09:23): I move:

That the member be no longer heard.

The SPEAKER: The question is that the member be no longer heard. A division is required.

A division having been called and the bells being rung—

Mr PYNE: Madam Speaker, to assist the House, you might wish to exercise your discretion. The government are going to support the suspension of standing orders because we are quite happy to debate the Qantas Sale Act, so I am happy to give leave for the suspension motion to be moved and passed. So we do not actually need to debate the suspension of standing orders. We have always, since the beginning, been of the same view. I am happy to withdraw the gag, not have the division and allow the member for Grayndler to finish his speech, and then to have the motion put, debate it and pass it.

The SPEAKER: In the circumstances, we will call the division off. I accept that the Leader of the House has said that the government will accept the suspension motion and that the debate on the bill will proceed. If the member wishes to use the rest of his time, I give the call to the member for Grayndler.