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Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Page: 10388


Mr PYNE (SturtManager of Opposition Business) (15:28): I second the motion. The Treasurer needs to come into the House and explain: where is the money coming from? The Treasurer appears to take his financial advice from Norman Lindsay. He seems to think there is a magic pudding somewhere and every time you take a slice it grows back. A government that promised before the last election, 'There will be no carbon tax under the government I lead,' will never be believed by the Australian people that it will be able to fund its $120 billion of unfunded promises which it is using to bribe the Australian people at the next election.

Mr Albanese: Madam Deputy Speaker, I would ask that that comment be withdrawn.

Opposition members interjecting

Mr Albanese: He was talking about bribing.

Mr Pyne: It's been used in this place dozens of times.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER ( Ms AE Burke ): The Manager of Opposition Business has the call.

Mr PYNE: Before I was rudely interrupted, I was pointing out that nothing this government does can be believed.

Mr Albanese: Madam Deputy Speaker, on a point of order, I refer to the sixth edition—for the first time, I think, in this chamber—of the House of Representatives Practice at page 261, which goes to the suspension of standing orders:

It is not unusual in the functioning of the House for it to be found necessary to suspend standing orders, or a particular standing order, to permit certain action to be taken.

It goes on—

Mrs Bronwyn Bishop: Madam Deputy Speaker, on the point of order, I refer you to House of Representatives Practice, no matter which edition. The fact of the matter is that he is abusing the use of a point of order to stop the clock. He should be sat down.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER: The member for Mackellar will resume her seat. Could the Leader of the House get to his point?

Mr Albanese: On that basis, if even the member for Mackellar does not want to hear the Manager of Opposition Business, I move:

That the member be no longer heard.

Mr Pyne: You can shut down the debate but you cannot shut down the Australian people, who are waiting for you with chainsaws—

The DEPUTY SPEAKER: The Manager of Opposition Business will resume his seat. The Manager of Opposition Business might reflect on the use of the word 'you' in the statement he just made. The question is that the member be no longer heard.