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Thursday, 24 November 2011
Page: 9579


Senator ABETZ (TasmaniaLeader of the Opposition in the Senate) (18:28): Without wanting to make people work overtime and over their dinner break—and you know that when you say something like that that is exactly what you are asking them to do, and I apologise for this, but if I am reading the clock correctly we are only about a minute away from the dinner suspension—I would appreciate it if that material could be found. There is also the other question that the parliamentary secretary has kindly taken on notice. If those other questions could be answered so that we can resume the debate after the dinner suspension at 7.30, that would be most helpful. I understand, for example, that the building industry code is one of the priority codes and that it will only be coming out after mid-December and it will be applying as of 1 January 2012. Whether all those—I will not say facts—assertions being made by me at this stage are in fact correct—

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN ( Senator Boyce ): Order! It being 6.30, the sitting of the committee is suspended until 7.30 pm.

Sitting suspended from 18:30 to 19:30