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Tuesday, 10 December 2002
Page: 7642

Senator MACKAY (11:08 PM) —In the short time available to me—

Senator Ian Macdonald —Mr Acting Deputy President, can I raise a point of order. The speakers list seems to finish at Senator Tierney and I jumped up more quickly than Senator Mackay. It is very important that I speak because I have to correct the information of Senator Stephens, who erroneously—

The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT (Senator Brandis)—Do you want to speak on the point of order, Senator Mackay?

Senator MACKAY —I do. I do think the Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation is in fact straying from the point of order. He seems to be entering into a debate. I point out that the speaking order is—

The ACTING DEPUTY PRESI-DENT —Senator Mackay, I think I can anticipate by saying that I was about to rule, when you rose, that there is no point of order.

Senator MACKAY —Thank you, Mr Acting Deputy President. In the extremely short time remaining to me I wish to talk for the next 10—

Senator Ian Macdonald —Mr Acting Deputy President, can I just raise a further point of order.

The ACTING DEPUTY PRESI-DENT —No, Senator Macdonald, you cannot, because it now being 11.10 p.m. the Senate stands adjourned until 9.30 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Senate adjourned at 11.10 p.m.