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Thursday, 24 June 2010
Page: 6515

Mr ALBANESE (Leader of the House) (10:01 AM) —I move:

That standing order 31 (Automatic adjournment of the House) and standing order 33 (Limit on business) be suspended for this sitting.

As Leader of the House I shall continue to consult during today with the Manager of Opposition Business. At this stage it is expected that the other place will sit extra hours to deal with some legislation. It is therefore anticipated that the House will sit this evening. If it is the case that there is not business ready to be returned to this House, we will have a dinner break. I would propose that later this day I would move a motion suspending the sitting of the House until such time as the bells ring. I will agree on the time with the Manager of Opposition Business so that all members can be informed. I will then inform the House as such.

I put on record my thanks, as I did in the caucus—where it was not necessarily well received—for the cooperation, for the dignity of the parliament, of the Manager of Opposition Business and the Leader of the Opposition this morning.

Question agreed to.