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Wednesday, 15 June 2011
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Senator PARRY (TasmaniaChief Opposition Whip in the Senate and Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate) (15:32): I ask that notices of motion nos 256, 257, 258 and 259 be taken together and as formal.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: I s there any objection to these motions being taken together and as formal?

Senator McEWEN: Yes. I note that, although we are not opposing formality of motion N o. 257, the government intends to oppose that motion.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: I will then separate the motions. I call Senator Parry.

Senator PARRY: I move:

That:

(a)   The Select Committee on the Reform of the Australian Federation be authorised to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 16 June 2011; and

(b)   That the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Monday, 20 June 2011, from 10 am to noon.

Question agreed to.