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ORDER OF BUSINESS--RE-ARRANGEMENT: Suspension of Standing Orders

Senator Robertson, at the request of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Button) and pursuant to contingent notice, moved--That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Button moving a motion relating to the order of business on the Notice Paper.

Question--put and passed.

Senator Robertson, at the request of Senator Button, moved--That, at 8 p.m., after the further consideration of Ministerial Papers pursuant to Sessional Order, intervening General Business be postponed till after consideration of General Business, Orders of the Day No. 62 (Senate Elections (Queensland) Bill 1981), No. 89 (Insurance (Agents and Brokers) Bill 1981), and No. 138 (Industrial Democracy Bill 1981).

The Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senator Messner) moved an amendment, viz:

Leave out all words after ""General Business, Orders of the Day'', insert ""No. 89 (Insurance (Agents and Brokers) Bill 1981), No. 138 (Industrial Democracy Bill 1981) and No. 62 (Senate Elections (Queensland) Bill 1981)''.

Debate ensued.

Question--That the words proposed to be left out be left out--put and passed.

Question--That the words proposed to be inserted be inserted--put and passed.

Amendment agreed to accordingly.

Main Question, as amended--put and passed.