Skip navigation

AGAINST – Motions — Albanese Government; Attempted Censure

Paul Fletcher

I move:

That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the following motion being moved forthwith by the Manager of Opposition Business—That this House condemns the government for its cynical action in unilaterally suspending debate on the New Vehicle Efficiency Standard Bill 2024 and using its numbers to ram this bill through the House in complete violation of the principles of transparency and accountability, which this government promised to bring to the operation of the parliament.

What we have just seen in this House is an outrage in terms of the conduct of the Parliament of Australia and the House of Representatives of Australia. It shows complete cynicism in the way that this government is operating.

Milton Dick

Order! The Manager of Opposition Business will pause. The Leader of the House.

Tony Burke

I move:

That the member be no longer heard.

Milton Dick

The question before the House is that the member no longer be heard.


Date and time: 10:46 AM on 2024-05-16
Allegra Spender's vote: No
Total number of "aye" votes: 82
Total number of "no" votes: 66
Total number of abstentions: 3

Adapted from information made available by

Continue Reading