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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Page: 75


Senator LEYONHJELM (New South Wales) (16:31): I, and also on behalf of Senators Burston, Hinch, Hanson, Di Natale, McAllister, Urquhart, Sterle and McCarthy, move:

That on each sitting day from 14 August 2018 until the Senate adjourns on 16 August 2018:

(a) the Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015 shall have precedence over all government business;

(b) until proceedings on the bill are concluded, the hours of meeting and routine of business shall be varied as follows:

   (i) proposals under standing order 75 not be proceeded with,

   (ii) on Tuesday, 14 August 2018:

(A) the hours of meeting shall be noon to adjournment,

(B) the routine of business from not later than 7 pm shall be consideration of the bill only, and

(C) the Senate shall adjourn, without debate, at 10 pm;

   (iii) on Wednesday, 15 August 2018:

(A) the hours of meeting shall be 9 am to adjournment,

(B) the routine of business from not later than 7 pm shall be consideration of the bill only,

(C) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 9 pm, and

(D) the Senate shall adjourn at 10 pm;

   (iv) on Thursday, 16 August 2018:

(A) the hours of meeting shall be 9 am to adjournment,

(B) the routine of business from not later than 4 pm shall be consideration of the bill only,

(C) divisions may take place after 4 pm, and

(D) the Senate shall adjourn, without debate, after proceedings on the bill are concluded.