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      2   SUSPENSION OF STANDING AND SESSIONAL ORDERS—DEFERRED DIVISIONS AND QUORUMS

Mr Albanese (Leader of the House), by leave, moved—That, unless otherwise ordered, so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the following arrangements applying for this sitting:

(1)    during the period from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. any division on a question called for in the House, other than on a motion moved by a Minister during this period, shall stand deferred until the conclusion of the discussion of a matter of public importance;

(2)    during the period from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. if any member draws the attention of the Speaker to the state of the House, the Speaker shall announce that he will count the House at the conclusion of the discussion of a matter of public importance, if the Member then so desires; and

(3)    any variation to this arrangement to be made only by a motion moved by a Minister.

Debate ensued.

Question—put and passed.