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AGAINST – Bills — Agriculture (Biosecurity Protection) Charges Bill 2024; Report from Federation Chamber

Milton Dick

Yesterday the Federation Chamber fully considered the Agriculture (Biosecurity Protection) Charges Bill 2024. However, the question on the motion to report the bill to the House without amendment was unresolved. Under standing order 188, unresolved questions from the Federation Chamber are reported to the House for resolution.

The process of reporting the unresolved question to the House now resolves the matter.

There are a number of precedents for not proceeding to deal with unresolved questions which have become redundant in such circumstances. I refer members to page 786 of House of Representatives Practice and to the various examples where divisions on unresolved questions were not proceeded with.

I propose to follow the practice of any precedents in not proceeding to a division on this question.

I present a certified copy of the bill.

The question is that the bill be agreed to.


Date and time: 11:34 AM on 2024-03-27
Allegra Spender's vote: No
Total number of "aye" votes: 74
Total number of "no" votes: 67
Total number of abstentions: 9
Related bill: Agriculture (Biosecurity Protection) Charges Bill 2024

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