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Thursday, 27 June 2013
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Mr MORRISON (Cook) (12:44): This motion is put forward reluctantly because, as the Prime Minister said—

Mr Albanese: Speaker—

Mr Dutton interjecting

The SPEAKER: The member for Dickson will not continue with that line. The Deputy Prime Minister has the call.

Mr Albanese: My point of order is this, Speaker: the next business had been called on by you. There was an item already before the chair, and I moved that that question be put.

The SPEAKER: The clerk had called on the item of business. I had given the member for Cook the call as I thought he was going to propose something else. I did not think he would then eat into 10 minutes time. I am going to put the question. The question is that the question be put.

Honourable members interjecting

The SPEAKER: The suspension motion should relate to the motion before the chair. It does not. The member for Menzies on a point of order.

Mr Andrews: Speaker, you have accepted a motion from the member for Cook.

The SPEAKER: I have not!

Mr ANDREWS: You have accepted that motion; he started to speak to it. Everybody in this place knows he has started to speak to it, Speaker.

The SPEAKER: The member for Menzies will resume his seat. I gave the member for Cook the call as I thought he would be doing another—

Mrs Bronwyn Bishop: Does it matter?

The SPEAKER: Yes, it does actually, member for Mackellar. The suspension must relate to the matter before the chair. As it does not, I am calling on the business of the day. The question is that the question be put.

The SPEAKER: The question now is that this bill, as amended, be agreed to.