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Mr Dreyfus moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Isaacs from moving the following motion immediately—That the House:

(1)        notes there are obligations for statements made by Members to the House which do not extend to statements released outside the House; and

(2)        therefore, calls on the Member for Chisholm to make a statement in the House at any time before 2 pm, for a time not exceeding 20 minutes, which responds to:

(a)        widespread reports in the media about the Member this week;

(b)        discrepancies in the Member’s public statements this week; and

(c)        questions which have been raised concerning her fitness to be a Member of the Australian Parliament.

Debate ensued.

Member directed to leave

At 9.50 am the Member for Gellibrand ( Mr Watts ) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.

Debate continued.

The time allowed by standing order 1 for debate on the motion having expired—


The House divided (the Speaker, Mr A. D. H. Smith, in the Chair)—


AYES, 68

Mr Albanese

Mr Conroy

Mr Khalil

Ms Rowland

Dr Aly

Mr Dreyfus

Ms C. F. King

Ms Ryan*

Mr Bandt

Mrs Elliot

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Sharkie

Ms Bird

Mr Fitzgibbon

Dr Leigh

Mr Shorten

Mr Bowen

Dr Freelander

Ms McBride

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Burke

Mr Georganas

Mr Marles

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Giles

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Stanley*

Mr Burns

Mr Gorman

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Steggall

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Gosling

Dr Mulino

Ms Swanson

Ms T. M. Butler

Dr Haines

Ms Murphy

Ms Templeman

Mr Byrne

Mr Hayes

Mr O’Connor

Mr Thistlethwaite

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hill

Ms O’Neil

Ms Thwaites

Mr Champion

Mr Husic

Ms Owens

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Jones

Ms Payne

Ms Wells

Ms Claydon

Ms Kearney

Mr Perrett

Mr Wilkie

Ms Coker

Dr M. J. Kelly

Mrs Phillips

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Collins

Mr Keogh

Ms Plibersek

Mr Zappia

NOES, 72

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Mr Littleproud

Mr Simmonds

Dr Allen

Ms Flint

Ms Liu

Mr Stevens

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Taylor

Mrs Archer

Mr Goodenough

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tehan

Ms Bell

Ms Hammond

Mrs Marino

Mr Thompson

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hastie

Dr Martin

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr van Manen

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hogan

Mr Morton

Mr Vasta

Mr Christensen

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Dr Webster

Mr Conaghan

Mr Irons

Mr Pasin

Mrs Wicks

Mr Connelly

Mr Joyce

Mr Pearce

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Coulton

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Pitt

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Laming

Mr Porter

Mr Wood

Mr Entsch

Ms Landry

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Wyatt

Mr Evans

Mr Leeser

Mr Robert

Mr Young

Mr Falinski

Ms Ley

Mr Sharma

Mr Zimmerman

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.