Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Current HansardDownload Current Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Monday, 27 February 2012
Page: 1781


Mr ALBANESE (GrayndlerLeader of the House and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport) (15:28): by leave—I ask leave of the House to move a motion relating to the order of business today in the House and for tomorrow in the Federation Chamber.

Leave granted.

Mr ALBANESE: I move:

That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Selection Committee's determinations for Monday, 27 February 2012 being varied and the order of business for today in the House and for tomorrow in the Federation Chamber being varied as follows:

(1) in the House, after the presentation of documents and Ministerial Statements (if any), the order of business being as follows:

(a) Notice No. 1, private Members' business relating to the Fair Work (Job Security and Fairer Bargaining) Amendment Bill 2012—further proceedings occurring as far as possible in accordance with the determination of the Selection Committee;

(b) Notice No. 2, private Members' business relating to the Fair Work Australia investigation—mover and next member speaking, 10 minutes each, debate to be adjourned to the next sitting and then stand referred to the Federation Chamber; and

(c) Government business until 8pm.

(2) in the Federation Chamber, on Tuesday 28 February 2012, Standing Order 193 (Members’ three minute constituency statements) being suspended and the order of business being as follows:

(a) the resumption of debate on Mr Bandt's motion relating to Sovereign Wealth Fund—further proceedings occurring as far as possible in accordance with the determination of the Selection Committee;

(b) the resumption of debate on Ms Hall's motion relating to Teal Ribbon Day—further proceedings occurring as far as possible in accordance with the determination of the Selection Committee;

(c) the resumption of debate on the motions to take note of committee and delegation reports presented in accordance with standing order 39(e)—further proceedings in respect of each report occurring as far as possible in the order, and in accordance with the periods of time, previously determined by the Selection Committee;

(d) the resumption of debate on Mr Abbott's motion relating to the Fair Work Australia investigation - the remainder of speech time limits and further proceedings occurring, as far as possible, in accordance with the determination of the Selection Committee;

(e) the resumption of debate on the second reading of the Marriage Amendment Bill 2012—further proceedings occurring as far as possible in accordance with the determination of the Selection Committee; and

(f) Government business until 10pm.

(3) any variation to this arrangement to be made only by a motion moved by a Minister.

I thank the opposition for their cooperation in this matter. This will ensure, as a result of changes to the sitting timetable this morning between 10 o'clock and 12 noon, that the member for Melbourne is still able to move his private member's bill. I wanted to ensure also that the Leader of the Opposition was not disadvantaged by not being able to speak in this chamber as is appropriate for the Leader of the Opposition. He and the first speaker on behalf of the government for his private member's business relating to Fair Work Australia will be able to debate in this chamber. The rest of business that was set down for the main chamber and the Federation Chamber will be debated in the Federation Chamber tomorrow afternoon. I again thank the opposition for their cooperation in this matter.

The SPEAKER: It is always good to see an outbreak of peace.

Question agreed to.