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    17   climate change science —MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

Mr Combet (Minister Assisting the Minister for Climate Change), by leave, made a ministerial statement relating to the scientific imperative for action on climate change.

Suspension of standing and sessional orders—Time for speech

Mr Combet, by leave, moved—That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent Mr Hunt speaking in reply to the ministerial statement for a period not exceeding 21 minutes.

Question—put and passed.

Mr Hunt addressed the House.