Feb 5, 2020

Motions – Prime Minister – Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Mr ALBANESE (GrayndlerLeader of the Opposition) (15:03): I seek leave to move the following motion:

That the House:

(1) notes the Prime Minister:

(a) has repeatedly refused to admit his failings in handling the ongoing bushfire crisis;

(b) has tried to cover up his failings with a series of false claims;

(c) is ignoring the damning report of the independent Auditor-General concerning his corrupt sports rorts scheme, and is instead relying on a secret report by his former Chief of Staff;

(d) refuses to give straight answers to simple questions; and

(e) has no plan for this country, only a marketing plan for himself; and

(2) therefore, calls on the Prime Minister to stop acting in his own interest and start acting in the national interest.

Leave not granted.

Mr ALBANESE: I move:

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

(1) notes the Prime Minister:

(a) has repeatedly refused to admit his failings in handling the ongoing bushfire crisis;

(b) has tried to cover up his failings with a series of false claims;

(c) is ignoring the damning report of the independent Auditor-General concerning his corrupt sports rorts scheme, and is instead relying on a secret report by his former Chief of Staff;

(d) refuses to give straight answers to simple questions; and

(e) has no plan for this country, only a marketing plan for himself; and

(2) therefore, calls on the Prime Minister to stop acting in his own interest and start acting in the national interest.

The fact is everyone knows that this has been—

Mr PORTER (PearceAttorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Leader of the House) (15:05): 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. [15:10]

(The Speaker—Hon. Tony Smith)

DIVISION:AYES 75 (7 majority) NOES 68 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 Butler, MC
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 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, RG Mulino, D
Murphy, PJ Neumann, SK
O’Connor, BPJ O’Neil, CE
Owens, JA Payne, AE
Perrett, GD 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 Thwaites, KL
Vamvakinou, M Watts, TG
Wells, AS Wilkie, AD
Wilson, JH Zappia, A

Question agreed to.