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The Leader of the Government (Senator Button) and the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney), by leave, made statements relating to certain proceedings in the Senate this day.

Leave refused: Senator Vallentine sought leave to make a statement relating to a matter raised during debate this day.

Objection being raised, leave not granted.

Suspension of Standing Orders: Senator Vallentine moved-That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Vallentine from making a statement.

Question-put and passed.

Senator Vallentine thereupon made a statement.