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Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Page: 5079


Mr ALBANESE (GrayndlerLeader of the House, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Minister for Regional Development and Local Government) (15:06): There has been no lead-up whatsoever to this moving of a motion—none whatsoever. They have not prioritised this at all as an issue in question time and then they come in here and move a suspension. So I move—

Mr Pyne interjecting

The SPEAKER: The Manager of Opposition Business does not have the call. The Leader of the House has the call.

Mr ALBANESE: I move:

That the member be no longer heard.

Mr Abbott: Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order.

The SPEAKER: There cannot be a point of order on the motion moved by the Leader of the House.

Mr Abbott: Madam Speaker—

The SPEAKER: There is not a point of order on the motion. The Leader of the House—

Mr Abbott: No, but, Madam Speaker, it is open to you to refuse to entertain the motion from the Leader of the House, given the seriousness of the matter that is now before the House from the Manager of Opposition Business, and I respectfully—

The SPEAKER: The Leader of the Opposition will resume his seat. That is not an option open to me. The question is that the member be no longer heard.

The SPEAKER: Is the motion seconded?