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HOURS OF MEETING AND ROUTINE OF BUSINESS—VARIATION

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig), pursuant to notice, moved government business notice of motion no. 1—That—

 (1) On Tuesday, 14 June and 21 June 2011:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 12.30 pm to 8 pm;

  (b) the routine of business from 4 pm shall be valedictory statements; and

  (c) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 7.20 pm.

 (2) On Wednesday, 15 June and 22 June 2011:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 8 pm;

  (b) the routine of business from 4 pm shall be valedictory statements; and

  (c) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 7.20 pm.

 (3) On Thursday, 16 June and 23 June 2011:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 8.40 pm;

  (b) the routine of business from not later than 3.45 pm shall be:

   (i) any proposal pursuant to standing order 75, and

   (ii) government business only;

  (c) consideration of general business and consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General's reports under standing order 62(1) and (2) shall not be proceeded with;

  (d) divisions may take place after 4.30 pm; and

  (e) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 8 pm.

 (4) In making valedictory statements, a senator shall not speak for more than 20 minutes.

Question put and passed.