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Wednesday, 27 February 1985
Page: 213

Senator CHANEY (Leader of the Opposition) —I just want to indicate to the Senate that the reason I called 'not formal' is that the Standing Committee on Finance and Government Operations has just been reconstituted with substantially new membership. I think it would be useful if this motion were simply held over until the new membership of the Committee had a chance to look at it. I understand the motion flows from a recommendation of Estimates Committee A. It appears on the face of it to be an unexceptionable reference. But since the Committee already has several references before it, I think it would be useful if we at least had the opinion of the Committee as to whether this matter should be dealt with in this way.

Motion (by Senator Grimes) agreed to:

That business of the Senate, Notice of Motion No. 1, standing in the name of Senator Robert Ray relating to a proposed reference to the Standing Committee on Finance and Government Operations, be postponed till the next day of sitting.