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Thursday, 6 March 2014
Page: 1869

Mr ALBANESE (Grayndler) (12:29): It is extraordinary that those opposite are not prepared to defend their position. We are talking about an iconic Australian company that has represented our nation around the world for 94 years.

Mr Pyne: Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. The last half an hour was spent suspending standing orders so that that motion could be moved immediately as a procedural motion. It does not have to be debated; it has to be voted on. That is why we moved the motion that standing orders be suspended.

The SPEAKER: Both members will resume their seats. The position is this: we have just carried the motion that standing orders be suspended as would prevent the motion that the third reading be moved without delay. We have carried that motion. The Deputy Prime Minister has now moved the third reading, and the member for Grayndler wishes to debate that motion. There are other forms which may be used then. I call the member for Grayndler.

Mr ALBANESE: They are not prepared—

The SPEAKER: The member for Grayndler will resume his seat.

Mr ALBANESE: They are unprepared on policy—

The SPEAKER: I have asked you to resume your seat. I would say to the member for Grayndler that on a number of occasions I have asked you to resume your seat and you have failed to do so. One more time and you will leave the chamber. I call the Leader of the House.