Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document


Questions without notice being asked—


Mr Crean (Leader of the Opposition), by leave, presented the following paper:

Past handling of complaints of sexual abuse in the Anglican Church Diocese of Brisbane—Report of the Board of Inquiry, May 2003.

Questions without notice continuing—

Member ordered to withdraw

At 3.15 p.m. the Member for Lilley (Mr Swan) was ordered, under standing order 304A, to withdraw from the House for one hour for continuing to interject after a warning had been given from the Chair. Mr Swan, on withdrawing, having reflected on the Chair—

Member named and suspended

The Speaker named the Member for Lilley (Mr Swan).

Mr Abbott (Leader of the House) moved—That the Member for Lilley be suspended from the service of the House.


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

AYES, 80

Mr AbbottMrs DraperJackie KellyMr Schultz
Mr AndersonMr DuttonDr KempMr Scott
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr EntschMr P. E. KingMr Secker
Mr AnthonyMr FarmerMrs LeyMr Slipper
Fran BaileyMr Forrest*Mr LindsayMr A. D. H. Smith
Mr BairdMrs GallusMr LloydMr Somlyay
Mr BaldwinMs GambaroMr McArthur*Dr Southcott
Mr BarresiMrs GashMr I. E. MacfarlaneDr Stone
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMr McGauranMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BillsonMr HaaseMrs MayMr Ticehurst
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveMrs MoylanMr Tollner
Ms J. I. BishopMr HartsuykerMr NairnMr Truss
Mr BroughMr HawkerDr NelsonMr Tuckey
Mr CadmanMr HockeyMr NevilleMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CameronMr HowardMs PanopoulosMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CausleyMrs HullMr PearceMr Wakelin
Mr CharlesMr HuntMr ProsserDr Washer
Mr CioboMr JohnsonMr PyneMr Williams
Mr CobbMr JullMr RandallMr Windsor
Mr DownerMrs D. M. KellyMr RuddockMs Worth

NOES, 57

Mr AdamsMs GeorgeMr McClellandMr Rudd
Mr AlbaneseMr GibbonsMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sawford
Mr BeazleyMs GillardMs MacklinMr Sciacca
Mr BevisMs GriersonMr MelhamMr Sercombe
Ms BurkeMr GriffinMr MossfieldMr Sidebottom
Mr ByrneMs HallMr MurphyMr Snowdon
Ms CorcoranMr HattonMs O'ByrneMr Swan
Mrs CrosioMs HoareMr B. P. O'ConnorMr Tanner
Mr Danby*Mrs IrwinMr G. M. O'ConnorMr K. J. Thomson
Mr EdwardsMs JacksonMr OrganMs Vamvakinou
Ms EllisMr JenkinsMs PlibersekMr Wilkie
Mr EvansMr KerrMr PriceMr Zahra
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMs C. F. KingMr Quick*
Mr M. J. FergusonMr LathamMr Ripoll
Mr FitzgibbonMs LivermoreMs Roxon

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

The Member was, therefore, suspended at 3.25 p.m. for the remainder of the day and for the next 3 consecutive sittings, this being his second occasion of suspension during the year, and he accordingly withdrew from the Chamber.

Questions without notice continued.