Standing Orders Suspension — Motion

HON SUE ELLERY (South Metropolitan — Leader of the House) [3.36 pm] — without notice: I move —

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as to enable the following variations to the order of business and sitting days and times in addition to those agreed to by the house on 16 October 2019 as follows —

(a) Tuesday, 19 November 2019 —

(i) sittings commence at 1.00 pm. (b) Wednesday, 20 November 2019 —

(i) no committee reports. (c) Thursday, 21 November 2019 —

(i) members’ statements to be taken at 6.20 pm or at an earlier time ordered by the house.

(d) The house to sit on Friday, 22 November 2019 at 10.00 am and conduct the following business —

(i)  prayers and formal business;

(ii)  orders of the day to be taken until 1.00 pm;

(iii)  questions without notice to be taken at 1.00 pm; and

(iv)  members’ statements to be taken at 1.35 pm or at an earlier time ordered by the house.

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HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [3.45 pm]: I rise to indicate that the Greens will also support this motion. The Greens discussed at length quite some time ago the parameters that they were prepared to entertain in order to see the passage of this legislation by the end of this year. I am happy to report that what has been agreed behind the Chair sits within those parameters. It is very important that we do not look at all-night sittings if possible, because it is important that we are able to give full attention to the important amendments in front of us.

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Question put and a division taken with the following result —

Ayes (28)

Noes (6)

Question thus passed with an absolute majority.


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