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Thursday, 20 June 2013
Page: 6501


Mr ALBANESE (GrayndlerLeader of the House, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Minister for Regional Development and Local Government) (13:23): Can I indicate to the House that it is my strong view and consistent view that where amendments are moved to Private Members' Business it is appropriate that members have an opportunity to consider those amendments. Hence, I will be moving that this debate be adjourned for further consideration under Private Members' Business in the parliament. I think this is—

Honourable members interjecting

Mr ALBANESE: in the new paradigm?

Honourable members interjecting

Mr ALBANESE: I am trying to help.

The SPEAKER: Order! This is a serious matter and I am not going to have it interfered with. The Leader of the House has the call.

Mr ALBANESE: Thank you, Speaker. This is a serious matter. Private Members' Business under previous parliaments would not have been voted on. There were debates but then they were not determined. Because we are now dealing with outcomes and votes, it is appropriate that members, including the mover of the original motion, who I understand is the member for Dickson, have an opportunity to see amendments that are for him. I point out to the Manager of Opposition Business that I expect this to be a principle that is applied across the board because I do think this is an important principle.