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Questions without Notice being proceeded with

Distinguished Visitors: The President drew attention to the presence in the gallery of a delegation from the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China, led by Vice Chairman Peng Chong and the Panchen Lama and, on behalf of honourable Senators, extended a warm welcome to the members of the delegation.

Further Questions without Notice were answered.

Leave refused: The Minister for Resources and Energy (Senator Evans) and the Minister for Education (Senator Ryan) sought leave to incorporate certain documents in Hansard.

Objection being raised, leave not granted.