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AGAINST – Matters of Public Importance — Housing

Milton Dick

I have received letters from the honourable member for Deakin and the honourable member for Macnamara proposing that definite matters of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion today. As required by standing order 46(d), I have selected the matter which, in my opinion, is the most urgent and important. That is the matter proposed by the honourable member for Deakin, namely:

This government's failure to solve Australia's housing crisis.

I therefore call upon those honourable members who approve of the proposed discussion to rise in their places.

More than the number of members required by the standing orders having risen in their places—

Michael Sukkar

Thanks very much, Mr Speaker—I've already started.

Milton Dick

It doesn't matter if you've started. You can just pause.

Tony Burke

The member's right: he had already started, which means I am now allowed, under standing order 46(e), to move:

That the business of the day be called on.

Milton Dick

Under the standing orders, that is correct. The question is that the motion be agreed to.


Date and time: 4:14 PM on 2024-06-06
Allegra Spender's vote: No
Total number of "aye" votes: 71
Total number of "no" votes: 54
Total number of abstentions: 26

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