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Notices of Motion were given, as follows- The Leader of the Government (Senator Button): To move on the next day of sitting- (1) That, unless otherwise ordered, the hours of meeting of the Senate on Tuesday, 31 May 1983, be 1.45 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., and on Thursday, 2 June 1983 be 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

(2) That the Sessional Order relating to the adjournment of the Senate have effect at 10 p.m. on these days.

(3) That, unless otherwise ordered, Government Business take precedence of General Business after 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 2 June 1983.

Senator Harradine: To move on the next day of sitting-That the Senate notes with concern that over the past two decades large families have been subjected to increasing pressures from indirect taxation, as well as from direct taxation, and that moves to downgrade the spouse rebate and family allowances are a further example of this iniquitous trend of placing an inordinate taxation burden on large families, particularly one-income families.

Senator Sibraa: To move on the next day of sitting-That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent such Senators as are members of the Joint Standing Committee on the New Parliament House attending a meeting of the Committee during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 1 June 1983.