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Thursday, 10 May 1984
Page: 1896


Senator CHIPP (Leader of the Australian Democrats) —by leave-It is a reasonable and sensible course of action that the Senate has taken. I learnt about this matter this morning. The notice was given, apparently, at about 6 o' clock last night. We shall certainly agree to Senator Chaney's first motion now with a view to debating the other issue later in the day. But we would hope, if we could reach a gentleperson's agreement, that the Liberal Party of Australia will not eat into the time of General Business, because we have been waiting patiently for weeks, in agreement with the Liberals, to have two important issues of our own debated during that time. We hope that the Liberals will do the right thing and not encroach into our time during the General Business debate.

Question resolved in the affirmative.