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NOTICES

The Leader of the Government (Senator Button), by leave, gave Notices of Motion, as follows- No. 1-To move on the next day of sitting: 1. Days and Hours of Sitting: (1) That, unless otherwise ordered, the days and hours of sitting of the Senate from the first sitting in 1984 shall be as follows- (a) during the first sitting week- Tuesday, 2 p.m.-6.30 p.m.8 p.m.-10.30 p.m.

Wednesday, 10 a.m.-12.45 p.m.2 p.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday, 10 a.m.-6.30 p.m.8 p.m.-10.30 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m.-12.45 p.m.2 p.m.-4.15 p.m.

(b) during the second sitting week- Monday, 2 p.m.-6.30 p.m.8 p.m.-10.30 p.m.

Tuesday, 2 p.m.-6.30 p.m.8 p.m.-10.30 p.m.

Wednesday, 10 a.m.-12.45 p.m.2 p.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday, 10 a.m.-6.30 p.m.

From the termination of the last sitting in the second week, the Senate shall stand adjourned until 2 p.m. on the third Tuesday after that termination, or such other day and/or hour as may be fixed by the President or, in the event of the President being unavailable due to illness or other cause, by the Deputy-President, and that the day and/or hour of meeting so determined shall be notified to each Senator; and the 4-weekly cycle will then be repeated.

(2) That the Sessional Order relating to the adjournment of the Senate have effect at the terminating time each day.

2. Adjournment of the Senate: That, at the terminating time each day, the President shall put the Question-That the Senate do now adjourn-which Question shall be open to debate; if the Senate be in Committee at that hour, the Chairman shall in like manner put the Question-That he do leave the Chair and report to the Senate; and upon such report being made the President shall forthwith put the Question-That the Senate do now adjourn-which Question shall be open to debate: Provided that if the Senate or the Committee be in Division at the time named, the President or the Chairman shall not put the Question referred to till the result of such Division has been declared; and if the business under discussion shall not have been disposed of at such adjournment it shall appear on the Notice Paper for the next sitting day.

3. Routine of Business: That, notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders and unless otherwise ordered, the Senate shall proceed with its ordinary business in the following routine: Week 1 Tuesday: 1 Petitions

2 Notices of Motion

3 Questions

4 Any proposal pursuant to Standing Order 64

5 Presentation of Government Papers and consideration pursuant to Sessional Order

6 Formal Motions-Discovery of Formal Business

7 Postponement and re-arrangement of Business

8 Government Business, Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper

Wednesday: 1 Petitions

2 Notices of Motion

3 Formal Motions-Discovery of Formal Business

4 Postponement and re-arrangement of Business

5 Government Business, Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper

6 At 2 p.m., Questions

7 Any proposal pursuant to Standing Order 64

8 Presentation of Government Papers and consideration pursuant to Sessional Order

9 Consideration of Committee Reports, pursuant to Sessional Order

10 Further consideration of Government Business, Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper

Thursday: 1 Petitions

2 Notices of Motion

3 Formal Motions-Discovery of Formal Business

4 Postponement and re-arrangement of Business

5 Government Business, Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper

6 At 2 p.m., Questions

7 Any proposal pursuant to Standing Order 64

8 Presentation of Government Papers and consideration pursuant to Sessional Order

9 General Business

10 Further consideration of Government Business, Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper

Friday: 1 Petitions

2 Notices of Motion

3 Formal Motions-Discovery of Formal Business

4 Postponement and re-arrangement of Business

5 Government Business, Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper

6 At 2 p.m., Questions

7 Any proposal pursuant to Standing Order 64

8 Presentation of Government Papers and consideration pursuant to Sessional Order

9 Further consideration of Government Business, Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper

Week 2 Monday: 1 Petitions

2 Notices of Motion

3 Questions

4 Any proposal pursuant to Standing Order 64

5 Presentation of Government Papers and consideration pursuant to Sessional Order

6 Formal Motions-Discovery of Formal Business

7 Postponement and re-arrangement of Business

8 Government Business, Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper

Tuesday: 1 Petitions

2 Notices of Motion

3 Questions

4 Any proposal pursuant to Standing Order 64

5 Presentation of Government Papers and consideration pursuant to Sessional Order

6 Formal Motions-Discovery of Formal Business

7 Postponement and re-arrangement of Business

8 Government Business, Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper

Wednesday: 1 Petitions

2 Notices of Motion

3 Formal Motions-Discovery of Formal Business

4 Postponement and re-arrangement of Business

5 Government Business, Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper

6 At 2 p.m., Questions

7 Any proposal pursuant to Standing Order 64

8 Presentation of Government Papers and consideration pursuant to Sessional Order

9 Consideration of Committee Reports, pursuant to Sessional Order

10 Further consideration of Government Business, Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper

Thursday: 1 Petitions

2 Notices of Motion

3 Formal Motions-Discovery of Formal Business

4 Postponement and re-arrangement of Business

5 Government Business, Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper

6 At 2 p.m., Questions

7 Any proposal pursuant to Standing Order 64

8 Presentation of Government Papers and consideration pursuant to Sessional Order

9 General Business

10 Further consideration of Government Business, Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day, or vice versa, as set down on the Notice Paper

4. Proposals Pursuant to Standing Order 64: That, unless otherwise ordered and notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders, on Fridays in week 1 and Thursdays in week 2 the discussion of any proposal submitted to the Senate pursuant to Standing Order 64 shall not exceed 1 hour.

5. Government and General Business-Precedence: That, on all sitting days of the Senate, unless otherwise ordered, Government Business shall take precedence of General Business, except that General Business shall take precedence of Government Business on Thursdays after Questions, any proposal pursuant to Standing Order 64 and consideration of Government Papers pursuant to Sessional Order until the expiration of 2 1/2 hours or until there is no further debate; and that, unless otherwise ordered, General Business, Orders of the Day shall take precedence of General Business, Notices of Motion on alternate Thursdays.

6. Consideration of Government Papers: (To operate on a trial basis as a Sessional Order) That, unless otherwise ordered, and notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing and Sessional Orders: (1) On all sitting days of the Senate, after Questions and any proposal pursuant to Standing Order 64, Papers may be presented by Ministers. Upon the presentation of such Papers a motion may be moved, without notice, that the Senate take note of one, or several, of the Papers.

(2) The debate on any motion moved pursuant to this Sessional Order shall be conducted as follows: (a) no Senator shall speak for more than 5 minutes;

(b) if debate pursuant to this Sessional Order is not concluded it shall be interrupted after 30 minutes, and the Senate shall proceed to the consideration of the business of the Day;

(c) if the debate is adjourned or interrupted by Sessional Order, a motion may be moved for the resumption of the debate either for the Thursday of that week at the time for the consideration of General Business, or for the next day of sitting; and

(d) on Thursdays, at the commencement of General Business: (i) when an Order of the Day is called on under this Sessional Order, Senators who have previously spoken may speak again for 5 minutes,

(ii) motions without notice may be moved to take note of Government Papers tabled during the current sitting week and in relation to which no such motion has previously been moved: Provided that debate under this Sessional Order shall be interrupted after 1 hour.

(3) Where debates on motions moved under the provisions of this Sessional Order are adjourned until the next day of sitting and are called on in the normal course of business, Senators who have spoken to the motions under the provisions of this Sessional Order may speak again for the time allowed under Standing Order 407A.

No. 2-To move on the next day of sitting-That, unless otherwise ordered- (1) The hours of meeting of the Senate on Friday, 16 December 1983 be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

(2) (a) That the Senate meet on Saturday, 17 December 1983 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and

(b) That, notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing and Sessional Orders, Government Business take precedence of all other business on that day.

(3) That the Sessional Order relating to the adjournment of the Senate have effect at the terminating time on those days.