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Thursday, 11 February 2010
Page: 1145

In division—

Mr Ciobo —Mr Deputy Speaker, can I have the call? The Prime Minister and the Minister for Health and Ageing came in after the doors were locked!

The DEPUTY SPEAKER —I can’t see behind me and I will not make a decision when people come in.

Mr Ciobo —Mr Deputy Speaker, I have a point of order. Can you clarify your ruling that if you don’t see it, it’s fine?

The DEPUTY SPEAKER —There are attendants at the doors.

Mr Hunt —Mr Deputy Speaker, on a moment of indulgence—

The DEPUTY SPEAKER —I remind the member for Sturt that there is no debate. The question is that the bill be now read a second time.

A division having been called and the bells having been rung—

Mrs Vale —Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise on a point of order. During the debate on the workplaces legislation of the previous government, members of the opposition who had not spoken were allowed to have their speeches recorded in Hansard. I seek your guidance on how we could allow certain members on our side of the House who have not yet spoken to do the same.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr S Georganas)—The House ordered that we go straight to the vote. As far as I am concerned, that is the end of it. You can raise the matter later on through the Speaker, or I could raise it with the Speaker on your behalf.

Mrs Vale —I would be grateful if you did.

Original question put:

That this bill be now read a second time