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Monday, 19 March 2012
Page: 2203


Senator JACINTA COLLINS (VictoriaManager of Government Business in the Senate and Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations) (22:17): I move:

That the question be now put.

The PRESIDENT: The question is that the question be now put.

A division having been called and the bells being rung—

Senator Cormann: I thought you wanted to debate this, Bob.

Senator Brandis: What a hypocrite!

The PRESIDENT: That is disorderly. You need to withdraw.

Senator Brandis: I withdraw.

Senator Bob Brown: Mr President, I was going to take that point of order on the bad behaviour of Senator Brandis.

The PRESIDENT: I have corrected the matter, Senator Brown, rightly. The question is that the question be now put.