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Monday, 3 June 2013
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Mr BURKE (WatsonMinister for the Arts, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water and Population and Communities) (15:31): Let us make it clear that the reason the opposition want this amendment is because there is another story running on this issue today in The Guardian, which they want to make sure no-one is talking about. They want to suspend standing orders on this and they want to go out there and leak confidential meetings because they have this other attitude about the special, confidential deal they have with Indonesia, the deal that is so confidential that the Indonesian government is entirely unaware of it!

The Deputy Leader of the Opposition knows all too well that she is not simply the only person who knows about the Indonesian deal in Australia—she is the only person in the world, apparently, who knows about this special deal!

Mr Pyne: Speaker, I rise on a point of order on relevance. We have all been very generous about the elasticity in this debate, but clearly—

The SPEAKER: The Manager of Opposition Business will resume his seat. The minister representing the Leader of the House will refer to the motion before the Chair.

Mr BURKE: Thank you very much, Speaker. It is a rather long motion; it would be hard to find anything on the planet that is not in some way relevant—

The SPEAKER: The time for the debate has expired. The question is that the motion be agreed to.