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Tuesday, 18 August 2009
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Senator STEPHENS (Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector and Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Prime Minister for Social Inclusion) (1:46 PM) —Mr Acting Deputy President, I seek leave to make a short statement.


The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT (Senator Mark Bishop)—Leave is granted for two minutes.


Senator STEPHENS —I advise senators that there is no intent by the government to delay the renewable energy legislation. We have 15 minutes before question time, and the messages will be read after question time. There is no subterfuge going on here, senators, I can assure you. We just want to get on with the business of the Senate.

Question agreed to.