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Thursday, 21 June 2001
Page: 28349

Motion (by Mr Slipper)—by leave—proposed:

That, unless the Speaker otherwise notifies Members before 12.30 p.m. on Monday, 25 June 2001:

(1) the House, at its rising, adjourn until Monday, 25 June 2001, at 2.30 p.m. and

(2) that so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the routine of business for the sitting on Monday, 25 June 2001, being as follows:

(a) Questions without notice (at 2.30 p.m.).

(b) Presentation of petitions.

(c) Members' statements for a period not exceeding 15 minutes.

(d) Presentation of, and statements on, committee and delegation reports and then private Members' business, in accordance with the order of precedence, total periods of time allotted and speech time limits as per the Selection Committee report adopted by the House on 19 June 2001.

(e) Grievance debate (debate to continue for 1 hour and 20 minutes).

(f) Notices and other orders of the day, government business.


Mr Wilkie —Mr Speaker, I draw your attention to the dress standards of those opposite.


Mr SPEAKER —I remind the member for Swan that there has just been a division in the House. I accept that it would be appropriate for those without coats to leave but, at this hour on a Thursday night, I do not intend to enforce that.

Question resolved in the affirmative.