Greens' no-confidence motion thwarted

Greens Leader Nick McKim is furious after his attempt to move a no-confidence motion in the government was thwarted.

Speaker Michael Polley ruled Mr McKim was not fast enough to stand up and missed his chance to move it before debate on the pulp mill legislation began. 

Mr McKim maintained he was first on his feet, but Mr Polley stood by his ruling. 

Instead, Mr McKim used his speech against the pulp mill legislation to table the text of his no-confidence motion, but he won't get another chance to attempt to have a debate on it until after the legislation is voted on. 

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