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ABSTAINED – Business — Rearrangement

Don Farrell

I move:

That a motion relating to hours of meeting and routine of business this week may be moved immediately and determined without amendment or debate.

I also move:

That the question now be put.

Sue Lines

Senator Birmingham, I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt.

Simon Birmingham

President, can I seek clarification here. Is the outcome of the government's motion that the opposition is denied any right to speak at all to its substantial variation of hours for the rest of the week? Is that what the government is seeking to do, to deny any dissent or disagreement?

Honourable senators interjecting—

Sue Lines

Order! On my left and right. Order across the chamber! The motion as moved by the minister is that the question be now put, and that's what I intend to put. The question is that the motion moved by Senator Farrell that the question be put be agreed to.


Date and time: 3:17 PM on 2023-03-28
Senator Pocock's vote: Abstained
Total number of "aye" votes: 33
Total number of "no" votes: 28
Total number of abstentions: 15

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