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NOTICE OF MOTION

The Acting Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Mason), by leave, gave a Notice of Motion, as follows--That, on the next day of sitting, he would move--

(1) That the Senate calls upon the House of Representatives to fulfil its constitutional obligations by considering Message No. 185 of the Senate in relation to the Sales Tax Amendment Bills (Nos 1A to 9A) 1981.

(2) That this Resolution be communicated to the House of Representatives by Message.

Leave refused: Senator Mason sought leave to make a statement relating to the Notice of Motion given by him relating to constitutional obligations of the House of Representatives.

Objection being raised, leave not granted.

Proposed suspension of Standing Orders: Senator Mason moved--That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Mason making a statement relating to constitutional obligations of the House of Representatives.

Ruling of President: The President ruled that if the matter Senator Mason wished to raise was the same in substance as the matter for which he had previously sought the suspension of Standing Orders, his motion was out of order.

Leave refused: Senator Mason asked leave to withdraw the Notice of Motion given by him.

Objection being raised, leave not granted.

Leave refused: Senator Mason sought leave to make a statement.

Objection being raised, leave not granted.