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Thursday, 25 June 2009
Page: 4354


Senator LUDWIG (Manager of Government Business in the Senate) (3:43 PM) —by leave—I move:

That, on Thursday, 25 June 2009:

(a)   the routine of business from not later than 3.45 pm shall be government business only;

(b)   consideration of government documents under general business and consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports under standing order 62(1) and (2) shall be proceeded with;

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

(d)   the following government business orders of the day shall be considered: Car Dealership Financing Guarantee Appropriation Bill 2009 Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform and Other 2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009 Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2009-2010 and two related bills

Just for those who may have a range of pieces of paper relating to hours on their desk today, I will outline the routine of business. From not later than 3.45 pm it shall be government business only. The three bills will be the Car Dealership Financing Guarantee Appropriation Bill 2009, which we are part of the way through debating, the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform and Other 2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009, and the Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2009-2010 and two related bills.

In addition, divisions may take place after 4.30 pm. I will also seek leave to withdraw government business notice of motion No. 6 when this is agreed to. What that effectively means for the remaining part of the afternoon is that we will go through and deal with those bills. There will come a point at about 6 pm when we will return to government documents, by which time we should have finished dealing with those bills. We will continue to monitor the chamber to ensure that happens.