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Thursday, 20 June 2013
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Mr JENKINS (Scullin) (11:08): To allow the sun to shine in, I was wondering whether the member for Lyne would allow me to ask a question of him under sessional order 142A about his speech in this second reading debate?

The DEPUTY SPEAKER ( Ms Vamvakinou ): Does the member for Lyne accept the member for Scullin's request for a question under sessional order 142A?

Mr Oakeshott: I would welcome, I think, the first use of this question-in-second-reading-speeches idea that came in at the start of the 43rd Parliament. I very much invite the former Speaker to ask his question.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER: I will give the member for Scullin the call.

Mr JENKINS: As long as it is not counted in my 30 seconds.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER: May I add that I also welcome the debut of the question.

Mr JENKINS: I apologise to the member for Lyne. He is the bronze medal winner. I have already delivered my gold and silver medals in this category, and I have now managed to be deflected from my very incisive question, but I will get to it.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER: The member for Scullin will get to the question.

Mr Jenkins: I thank you for your guidance, Deputy Speaker. I ask the member for Lyne: in his research and investigation, whether he has gone beyond form 1196N and really looked at the legislative base for the obligations that are on the form. What has been put to us here is, on balance, that there are insufficient legislative mechanisms and insufficient investigatory measures available. If we look to the extension of inspectorates into fair work and other inspectors, I think that there is more meat to this proposal than meets the eye, that there is too much deregulation in 2001.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER: The member for Scullin will get to the question. The member for Lyne has the call.