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Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Page: 225


Mr KATTER (Kennedy) (19:55): Mr Deputy Speaker, I wish to make a personal statement.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER: Does the member for Kennedy claim to be misrepresented?

Mr KATTER: Yes, Mr Deputy Speaker. It has been claimed that I and another backbencher will not be here for the vote tonight, because we do not want to vote on it. I most certainly want to vote on it; I most certainly want to support the government, because I think an incoming government should have latitude in these areas. I do not want to mention names—people can speak for themselves—but I just want it established in the House that I would have supported the government very strongly on this issue. They need to be given latitude, just as the outgoing government deserved latitude in their period. We are very worried about the debt and we call upon the government to acknowledge that.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER: I will take that as debate, rather than a point of order. The question is that the amendment be agreed to.

 

Bill agreed to.

Bill read a third time.