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Thursday, 20 June 2013
Page: 6501

Mr PYNE (SturtManager of Opposition Business) (13:25): On indulgence—Madam Speaker, the members of the coalition are aware of the situation. We are obviously deciding Private Members' Business as we do on most Thursdays. The member for Dickson had a matter of Private Members' Business that was being voted on today. The parliamentary secretary, without notice or discussion with the private member, moved an amendment to that. Usually, if such an amendment is being moved, there is an amicable discussion across the chamber and a matter is worked out. I support and thank the Leader of the House—who would have won this division if it had been held, obviously—for ensuring that the amendment that the parliamentary secretary is now moving to the member for Dickson's motion will be properly debated, and should it be debated next week, then we will be able to return next Thursday and vote on it then. We will probably get the same result, but at least a proper debate will have been held.

Debate adjourned.