I think that the opposition have officially given up.
After spending five hours debating the Ozcar debacle on Monday, today the opposition continually interrupted question time calling for divisions to be called for procedural motions which really should have been carried on the voices. There was no doubt that the Government would lose any of the votes, it was simply an attempt to reduce the amount of time available for them in the house.
Not only did the Opposition try to interrupt question time with their time wasting, they couldn’t even manage do it properly, as their second attempt to launch a censure motion was ruled out of order because it hadn’t been altered from the first one that had already been voted down.
Procedural motions are an important part of managing any substantial meeting, but the opposition’s decision to call for divisions today each time one was put, rather than accepting the outcome on the voices, was the type of nonsense that people find annoying about politics. If Malcolm Tunbull believes that hi-jinx in the house will save him from the Godwin Grech shaped cloud that is hovering over him, then he’s even more politically naive than has been suggested already this week.