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Notice given 12 December 2002

333  Senator Brown: To move—That the Senate—

(a) approves a question time each day encompassing a minimum of 14 questions, or more if the hour permits;

(b) allocates questions as follows:

Number of senators

Opposition 28 28

Government 15 35

Australian Democrats 7 7

Crossbench 6 6

(c) notes that this involves a loading for non-government senators; and

(d) notes that the Australian Democrats and crossbench groups will work out an order of senators asking questions, based on these two groups having the sixth, eighth and twelfth questions each day and the fourteenth question on Wednesday.

On 6 March 2003

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education References Committee

Report to be presented on the refusal of the Government to respond to the order of the Senate of 21 August 2002 for the production of documents relating to financial information concerning higher education institutions.

Committee Reports and Government Responses and Auditor-General’s Reports—Notice of Motion