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Wednesday, 2 March 2016
Page: 1564


Senator BRANDIS (QueenslandAttorney-General, Vice-President of the Executive Council and Leader of the Government in the Senate) (11:19): I move:

That the question be now put.

Senator Wong: Mr President, I have not spoken yet.

The PRESIDENT: No, the Leader of the Government in the Senate will always get the call if he rises to his feet. You know that, Senator Wong.

Senator Wong: I have not spoken in this debate.

The PRESIDENT: He has not spoken in this debate.

Senator Wong: Well, I haven't yet.

The PRESIDENT: I am sorry, but the Leader of the Government in the Senate takes precedence. The question is that the question be now put.