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Thursday, 6th February 2020

Prime Minister

Mr ALBANESE (GrayndlerLeader of the Opposition) (15:04): I seek leave to move the following motion:


That the House:


(1) notes the Prime Minister:


   (a) is incapable of expressing regret and admitting when he is wrong;


   (b ) blames others and attempts to cover up his failings with false or misleading claims, including but in no way limited to the Prime Minister's:


      (i) claim the response to the national bushfire crisis was a matter for the states and territories;


      (ii) claim volunteer firefighters didn't need compensation because they wanted to be there;


      (iii) statement that he didn't hold a hose when Australians were looking to him for national leadership in an unprecedented bushfire crisis; and


      (iv) claim he had a conversation with a bushfire survivor who had lost everything when he instead forced her to shake his hand only to turn his back when she asked for help; and


   (c) can't learn from his mistakes if he never admits them; and


(2) therefore, calls on the Prime Minister to put the national interest ahead of his political interest.


Leave not granted.


Mr ALBANESE: I move:


That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Leader of the Opposition from moving the following motion immediately—That the House:


(1) notes the Prime Minister:


   (a) is incapable of expressing regret and admitting when he is wrong;


   (b )blames others and attempts to cover up his failings with false or misleading claims, including but in no way limited to the Prime Minister's:


      (i) claim the response to the national bushfire crisis was a matter for the states and territories;


      (ii) claim volunteer firefighters didn't need compensation because they wanted to be there;


      (iii) statement that he didn't hold a hose when Australians were looking to him for national leadership in an unprecedented bushfire crisis; and


      (iv) claim he had a conversation with a bushfire survivor who had lost everything when he instead forced her to shake his hand only to turn his back when she asked for help; and


   (c) can't learn from his mistakes if he never admits them; and


(2) therefore, calls on the Prime Minister to put the national interest ahead of his political interest.


The fact is that this government has just been—


The SPEAKER: The Leader of the Opposition will resume his seat. The Leader of the House has the call.


Mr PORTER (PearceAttorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Leader of the House) (15:07): I move:


That the Member be no longer heard.


The SPEAKER: The question is that the Leader of the Opposition be no further heard.


The House divided. [15:11]
(The Speaker—Hon. Tony Smith)


















DIVISION:AYES 75 (5 majority) NOES 70 PAIRS 0
AYES NOES PAIRS



























































































































































Alexander, JG Allen, K
Andrews, KJ Andrews, KL
Archer, BK Bell, AM
Broadbent, RE Buchholz, S
Chester, D Christensen, GR
Conaghan, PJ Connelly, V
Coulton, M Drum, DK (teller)
Dutton, PC Entsch, WG
Evans, TM Falinski, JG
Fletcher, PW Flint, NJ
Frydenberg, JA Gee, AR
Gillespie, DA Goodenough, IR
Hammond, CM Hastie, AW
Hawke, AG Hogan, KJ
Howarth, LR Hunt, GA
Irons, SJ Joyce, BT
Kelly, C Laming, A
Landry, ML Leeser, J
Ley, SP Littleproud, D
Liu, G Marino, NB
Martin, FB McCormack, MF
McIntosh, MI McVeigh, JJ
Morrison, SJ Morton, B
O'Brien, LS O'Brien, T
O'Dowd, KD Pasin, A
Pearce, GB Pitt, KJ
Porter, CC Price, ML
Ramsey, RE (teller) Robert, SR
Sharma, DN Simmonds, J
Stevens, J Sukkar, MS
Taylor, AJ Tehan, DT
Thompson, P Tudge, AE
van Manen, AJ Vasta, RX
Wallace, AB Webster, AE
Wicks, LE Wilson, RJ
Wilson, TR Wood, JP
Wyatt, KG Young, T
Zimmerman, T

















































































































































Albanese, AN Aly, A
Bandt, AP Bird, SL
Bowen, CE Burke, AS
Burney, LJ Burns, J
Butler, MC Butler, TM
Byrne, AM Chalmers, JE
Champion, ND Clare, JD
Claydon, SC Coker, EA
Collins, JM Conroy, PM
Dick, MD Dreyfus, MA
Elliot, MJ Fitzgibbon, JA
Freelander, MR Georganas, S
Giles, AJ Gorman, P
Gosling, LJ Haines, H
Hayes, CP Hill, JC
Husic, EN Jones, SP
Kearney, G Kelly, MJ
Keogh, MJ Khalil, P
King, CF King, MMH
Leigh, AK Marles, RD
McBride, EM Mitchell, BK
Mitchell, RG Mulino, D
Murphy, PJ Neumann, SK
O'Connor, BPJ O'Neil, CE
Owens, JA Payne, AE
Phillips, FE Plibersek, TJ
Rishworth, AL Rowland, MA
Ryan, JC (teller) Sharkie, RCC
Shorten, WR Smith, DPB
Snowdon, WE Stanley, AM (teller)
Steggall, Z Swanson, MJ
Templeman, SR Thistlethwaite, MJ
Vamvakinou, M Watts, TG
Wells, AS Wilkie, AD
Wilson, JH Zappia, A


Question agreed to.

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