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ABSTAINED – Business - Consideration of Legislation - Increase speaking time for first Opposition speaker

The majority voted in favour of an amendment introduced by Bradfield MP Paul Fletcher (Liberal), which means it succeeded.

Amendment text

That all words in paragraph (1) after "immediately" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

"with the time limit for the first Opposition speaker being 10 minutes, and the time limit for all other Members speaking being five minutes".

Original motion text

That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent:

(1) debate on the second reading resuming immediately, with the time limit for Members speaking being five minutes; and

(2) the second reading debate continuing for no longer than one hour, after which the bill being passed through all its stages without delay.


Date and time: 4:12 PM on 2023-11-27
Allegra Spender's vote: Abstained
Total number of "aye" votes: 106
Total number of "no" votes: 9
Total number of abstentions: 36

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