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Wednesday, 8 June 1994
Page: 1443


Senator CAMPBELL —On behalf of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Senator Hill, I give notice that, contingent on the Minister for Trade, Senator McMullan, not laying on the table the documents referred to in paragraph (2), at or before the adjournment of the Senate on 8 June 1994, Senator Hill will move:

  (1)That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Hill moving a motion that Senator McMullan be no longer heard in answer to any particular question at question time until he has undertaken to lay the documents on the table.

  (2)The documents referred to in paragraph (1) are documents containing:

    (a)the effective net rental rates; and

    (b)the outgoings payable per square metre;

  in the Casselden Place building in Melbourne, Victoria, under the leases of the Commonwealth agencies currently or previously known as `Projects', `Interiors' and `Assets Services', being documents:

    (a)which Senator McMullan, on 5 May 1994 and 10 May 1994, was ordered by the Senate to lay on the table, which orders he disobeyed; and

    (b)for the failure to table which Senator McMullan was censured by the Senate on 10 May 1994 and ordered to purge his contempt by tabling the documents, which he did not do.