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Thursday, 11 October 1984
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Senator BUTTON (Leader of the Government in the Senate)(11.44) —I move:

(1) That, unless otherwise ordered-

(a) the Senate, at its rising on Thursday, 11 October 1984, adjourn until Tuesday, 16 October 1984, at 10 a.m.;

(b) the hours of meeting of the Senate on Tuesday, 16 October 1984, be-

10 a.m.-12.45 p.m.

2 p.m.-6.30 p.m.

8 p.m.-10.30 p.m.; and

(c) On Tuesday, 16 October 1984, the routine of business be as follows-

(1) Petitions

(2) Notices of Motion

(3) Formal Motions-Discovery of Formal Business

(4) Postponement and re-arrangement of Business

(5) Government Business, Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day, or vice versa , as set down on the Notice Paper

(6) At 2 p.m., Questions

(7) Any proposal pursuant to Standing Order 64

(8) Consideration of Government Papers pursuant to Sessional Order

(9) Further consideration of Government Business, Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper.

(2) That, unless otherwise ordered-

(a) the hours of meeting of the Senate on Wednesday, 17 October 1984, be-

10 a.m.-12.45 p.m.

2 p.m.-6.30 p.m.

8 p.m.-10.30 p.m.; and

(b) the Sessional Order relating to the adjournment of the Senate have effect at 10.30 p.m. on that day.

(3) That the Sessional Orders relating to the conduct of business which apply for week one apply for the sitting week commencing 16 October 1984.

(4) That, unless otherwise ordered, Government Business take precedence of General Business for the remainder of the present period of sittings.

When giving notice of my intention to move this motion I identified its important points. They are: Firstly, that the Senate sit at 10 a.m. next Tuesday ; secondly, that the Senate meet on Wednesday night next week; and, thirdly, that Government Business take precedence of General Business on Thursdays. I emphasise the words 'take precedence,' and that is the intent of the motion.