We're onto the Pandemic Bill.
Libs have taken the opportunity to suggest amendments again.
Oh god, the bells again. 🥴
Voting by the amended clauses starts. Lovell doing well to attempt explaining the technical word salad of what's happening.
Davis proposes amendments to clause 12.
There's two. One is that extensions to pandemic declarations must be approved by both houses of Parl with 30 days. Second is that if not approved the declaration is cancelled.
"We don't accept that Parliament should not be the main body".
Bourman has a bit of a slap to the Libs saying that while he'll support them, if they want support on their amendments then they should send them to other MPs before they present them in Parl.
Fiona upset the amendments are similar to what's already been debated.
"The intention of this is still to bring health orders back to Parl every 4 weeks to get debated. This is life & death".
She's saying this would be a terrible thing, says Parl should just 'let them work'.
Yes, she's seriously advocating for Parl to get out of the way of unelected health officials and 'let them work'.
Bach drops the word 'unicameralism'. Noting the delightful grammatical use.
Tania Maxwell seconds Bourman's slap to the Libs, 'you could have at least made a call you were thinking of it'.
Shing does the usual routine. Blah blah govt is always right blah.
Question Time interruption.
This is a set scheduled time.
Pandemic Bill will resume at soon as this finishes (1ish).,
Forgot about them needing lunch 😂 pandemic bill back from 2pm.
We're back!
It will shock nobody that the LibDems support the amendments.
Cumming speaking on the amendments, says both govt & Libs have thrown things at people last minute lol but will support them.
Damn she really gets under Labor's skin. There is pretty much nobody else in the chamber they're consistently that openly disrespectful towards.
Symes gets up & tries to say she's going to 'call this out'. Tries to say amendments are about the Libs 'just not liking the bill'.
She's pissed that Davis took the opportunity to try for amendments one last time & drag the debate out.

Holy shit Symes is going for Limbrick. She isn't meant to do that. Says he talks about integrity but said he'd take any chance to block the bill.
Symes "this isn't a real amendment, it's just them trying to oppose the bill again".
Accuses Davis of abuse of Parl process.
The only thing that I'll pay that if there's anyone that knows Parl process in ridiculous technical detail, it's Davis lol
There's only a 1min ringing of the bells for this vote. Some people in the chamber cheered. This was worth cheering. Can't wait to not hear that sound for a few months.
To those asking: all the people agreeing to pass the bill are voting against the amendments.
Bill is now being read a third time.
When called for the "no" there was a few forceful ones 😂
Division (vote) called. Cue bells.
Adem kept his word, turned up for that final vote, stood there and voted no.
The process has officially ended and the Pandemic Bill has passed, thankfully looking a lot less like what got originally tabled.

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