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Thursday, 9 June 1994
Page: 1558


Senator CAMPBELL —On behalf of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Senator Hill, I give notice that, contingent on Senator McMullan not laying on the table the documents referred to in paragraph (2), before the commencement of any item of business on any day, Senator Hill will move:

  (1)That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Hill) moving a motion that any motion moved by Senator McMullan for:

    (a)the introduction of any bill;

    (b)the consideration of any stage of any bill; or

    (c)in committee of the whole, any amendment or any request for amendment to any bill;

  not be put 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.