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Monday, 1 September 2014
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Mr BURKE (WatsonManager of Opposition Business) (12:27): I would like to speak to this motion. What we have before the parliament right now is the parliamentary secretary seeking to bring forward a new bill because what they have just done is abandon all the mining tax legislation. What has just happened here is that every single one of them just voted for the mining tax legislation to be put aside and not come back. And now, rather than wait for the proper, orderly way of introducing legislation, we have got this motion. We are trying to get a copy of the bill the parliamentary secretary is talking about. We are trying to work out what is happening to the government's agenda. What we have right now is that they are waiting for someone on the crossbench to tell them what they believe. That is what is going on right now with this parliamentary secretary—

The SPEAKER: The member will resume his seat. I call the parliamentary secretary.