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Thursday, 27 February 1975
Page: 833

Mr SNEDDEN (Bruce) (Leader of the Opposition) - I move:

That the House do now adjourn until such time as the Speaker's resignation has been accepted by the GovernorGeneral and the Clerk is ready to conduct a ballot to determine a successor.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr Scholes)Order!The honourable gentleman will resume his seat. Firstly, the motion is out of order. Under the Standing Orders of this House, only a Minister can move for the adjournment of the House. Secondly, it is inappropriate to suggest that any ballot be held for the election of a Speaker because the Speaker of the House of Representatives is Mr James Cope. He has not to my knowledge taken any action to change that situation.

Opposition members- What is happening?

Mr Snedden - I wish to move that so much of the Standing Orders-

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