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AGAINST – Business - Consideration of Legislation - Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Cheaper Child Care) Bill 2022

The majority voted in favour of an amended motion to suspend the usual procedural rules of parliament, which are known as standing orders, and instead agree to the timetable set out below.

Motion text

That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the following from occurring in relation to proceedings on the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Cheaper Child Care) Bill 2022:

(1) from 8 pm on Wednesday 26 October, the time limit for Members speaking on the second reading debate being reduced to 10 minutes;

(2) from 9 pm on 26 October, the time limit for Members speaking on the second reading debate being reduced to 5 minutes;

(3) the second reading debate continuing until either:

(a) no further Members rise to speak; or

(b) a Minister requires that the debate be adjourned at no earlier than 10 pm; at which point, debate being adjourned and the House immediately adjourning until Thursday 27 October at 9 am;

(4) during the sitting of Thursday 27 October, the bill being called on and questions being immediately put on any amendments moved to the motion for the second reading and on the second reading of the bill;

(5) if required, a consideration in detail stage of the bill, with any detail amendments to be moved together, with:

(a) one question to be put on all government amendments;

(b) one question to be put on all opposition amendments; and

(c) separate questions then to be put on any sets of amendments moved by crossbench Members; and one question to be put that the bill [as amended] be agreed to;

(6) should a Minister require, any question provided for under paragraph (5) being put after no less than 10 minutes of debate on each set of amendments;

(7) when the bill has been agreed to, the question being put immediately on the third reading of the bill; and

(8) any variation to this arrangement being made only on a motion moved by a Minister.

Summary

Date and time: 6:25 PM on 2022-10-26
Allegra Spender's vote: No
Total number of "aye" votes: 78
Total number of "no" votes: 63
Total number of abstentions: 10

Adapted from information made available by theyvoteforyou.org.au

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