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Thursday, 16 June 2005
Page: 13


Senator ELLISON (Manager of Government Business in the Senate) (9:59 AM) —by leave—I move the motion as amended:

That—

(1)   On Thursday, 16 June 2005:

(a)   the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, and 7.30 pm to 11.40 pm;

(b)   consideration of general business and consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports under standing order 62(1) and (2) not be proceeded with;

(c)   the routine of business from not later than 4.30 pm shall be government business only;

(d)   divisions may take place after 4.30 pm; and

(e)   the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 11 pm.

(2)   On Monday, 20 June 2005:

(a)   the hours of meeting shall be 12.30 pm to 6.30 pm, and 7.30 pm to 11.40 pm; and

(b)   the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 11 pm.

(3)   On Tuesday, 21 June 2005:

(a)   the hours of meeting shall be 12.30 pm to 11.40 pm;

(b)   at approximately 3.30 pm, Senator Cook may make a valedictory statement for not longer than 20 minutes;

(c)   the routine of business from 6 pm to 11 pm shall be valedictory statements; and

(d)   the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 11 pm.

(4)   On Wednesday, 22 June 2005, the routine of business from 9.30 am till not later than 2 pm and from not later than 4 pm till not later than 6.50 pm shall be valedictory statements.