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Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Page: 5294

Member for Dobell

Mr ABBOTT ( Warringah Leader of the Opposition ) ( 15:22 ): Madam Deputy Speaker, I have a question for you. Given that the tactics employed by the government are shutting down debate on the statement by the member of Dobell, will you undertake to stop the clock when points of order are taken and gag motions are moved, trying to facilitate proper debate in this House and to allow democracy in this parliament to work?

The DEPUTY SPEAKER (15:22): Order! Whilst I think the answer will be no, I will refer the actual question to the Speaker as it is not within my authority to take questions on administration in the chair at this point of time.