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Wednesday, 1 April 1987
Page: 1651

Debate resumed.

The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT (Senator Giles) —I call Senator Short.

(Quorum formed)

Senator Tate-On a point of order, Madam Acting Deputy President: You had called Senator Short when Senator Walters walked into the chamber and called a quorum in a most mischievous manner. I would ask that the time of the Opposition speaker run from when you gave that speaker the call. I think the Opposition should suffer the diminution of speaking time for the invasion of the chamber by Senator Walters in order to cause disruption.

The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT —In response to Senator Tate's point of order, although Senator Short had been called he had not commenced his speech. I call Senator Short.