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SUSPENSION OF STANDING AND SESSIONAL ORDERS MOVED

Mr Beazley (Leader of the Opposition) moved—That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Leader of the Opposition moving forthwith—That this House censures the Prime Minister for refusing to dismiss Mrs Bronwyn Bishop as Aged Care Minister despite:

(1) clear evidence of the continuing appalling treatment of our frail older Australians in some nursing homes;

(2) her failure to ensure adequate standards of aged care; and

(3) her ongoing mishandling of her portfolio, now including evidence of direct political interference in the aged care standards supervision process.

Debate ensued.


Closure

Dr Stone (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage) moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put and passed.

And the question—That the motion for the suspension of standing and sessional orders be agreed to—being accordingly put—

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr J. N. Andrew, in the Chair)—

AYES, 62

Mr AdamsMr M. J. FergusonMr LeeMr Quick
Mr AlbaneseMr FitzgibbonMs LivermoreMr Ripoll
Mr BeazleyMr GibbonsMr McClellandMs Roxon
Mr BevisMs GillardMs MacklinMr Rudd
Mr BreretonMr Griffin*Mr McLeayMr Sawford*
Ms BurkeMs HallMr McMullanMr Sciacca
Mr ByrneMr HattonDr MartinMs Short
Ms CorcoranMs HoareMr MelhamMr Sidebottom
Mr CoxMr HollisMr MorrisMr Smith
Mr CreanMr HorneMr MossfieldMr Swan
Mr DanbyMrs IrwinMr MurphyMr Tanner
Mr EdwardsMr JenkinsMs O'ByrneMr K. J. Thomson
Ms EllisMs KernotMr O'ConnorMr Wilkie
Mr EmersonMr KerrMr O'KeefeMr Zahra
Mr M. J. EvansMr LathamMs Plibersek
Mr L. D. T. FergusonDr LawrenceMr Price

NOES, 76

Mr AbbottMrs DraperDr KempMr Schultz
Mr AndersonMrs ElsonMr LawlerMr Scott
Mr AndrenMr EntschMr LiebermanMr Secker
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FischerMr LindsayMr Slipper
Mr AnthonyMr Forrest*Mr LloydMr Somlyay
Fran BaileyMrs GallusMr McArthur*Dr Southcott
Mr BairdMs GambaroMr I. E. MacfarlaneDr Stone
Mr BarresiMrs GashMr McGauranMrs Sullivan
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMrs MayMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BillsonMr HaaseMrs MoylanMr A. P. Thomson
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveMr NehlMr Truss
Ms J. I. BishopMr HawkerDr NelsonMr Tuckey
Mr BroughMr HockeyMr NevilleMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CadmanMr HowardMr ProsserMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CameronMrs HullMr PyneMr Wakelin
Mr CausleyMr JullMr ReithDr Washer
Mr CharlesMr KatterMr RonaldsonMr Williams
Mr CostelloMrs D. M. KellyMr RuddockDr Wooldridge
Mr DownerJackie KellyMr St ClairMs Worth

* Tellers

Pairs

Mr Fahey Ms Gerick

Mr Nairn Mrs Crosio

And so it was negatived.