December 13, 2017  |  Points of order

Matters of public importance

Mr Howard — On a point of order, Deputy Speaker, this MPI is becoming something of a farce. The wording is very narrow, as you noted. It talks about formal investigations, but what we are hearing is simply a range of muckraking that is being brought up. It has nothing to do with formal investigations. I do not know of any formal investigations regarding the member for Brunswick, and that is what this tirade seems to be about. I would ask you to bring the member back to speaking, if he can, on the subject of formal investigations and not just muckraking on a broad range of things that he might want to bring up. He should keep to the MPI which his side of the house has put forward.