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Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Page: 7939


Senator JACINTA COLLINS (VictoriaParliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations) (12:06): Reluctant as I am to use the time of the chamber on this motion—indeed, I think we should reflect on how much time has been spent on it—I would just like to note that we have been debating this minor procedural issue since 9.30 this morning. This motion seeks to reinstate chairing arrangements previously in place for Senate committees.

The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT ( Senator Cameron ): Parliamentary Secretary, do you intend closing the debate?

Senator JACINTA COLLINS: No.

The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Then I will give the call to Senator Ronaldson.