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Thursday, 12 May 1994
Page: 716

Senator FAULKNER (Manager of Government Business in the Senate) —by leave—I must say that I was not aware that Senator Loosley had intended to move that notice of motion, but that may be because I do not attend the whips' meetings. There was no discourtesy intended by Senator Loosley. When Senator Loosley sought leave in the normal manner—

Senator Kernot —He didn't seek leave.

Senator Panizza —No, he just moved it.

Senator FAULKNER —The normal forms of the Senate were accorded when we dealt with this particular matter. I am not quite sure how we wind the clock back, but I have no doubt that Senator Loosley will want to conform with the usual courtesies of the Senate. If it is possible to have a mechanism whereby this matter can be adjourned to a later hour today so it can be dealt with in a way that conforms with the concerns of Senator Panizza and Senator Kernot, I do not think there will be a problem in achieving that. The government, and Senator Loosley who is now here, I am sure would be happy to accommodate that process.