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Thursday, 20 May 1965

Senator HENTY (Tasmania) (Minister for Civil Aviation) .- I really think that Senator Wright has directed attention to something which is in the course of alteration in the system which we have adopted. We expected that an error might be made by the incorrect inclusion of an item in a Bill. After considerable discussion we have arrived at a system which we hope to make perfect. The honorable senator has selected an item which perhaps should be included in an amendable bill as a new service. The Bill before us is simply an interim measure between the last Budget and the next Budget. I believe that the item selected by the honorable senator will appear in the principal appropriation bill as a new service. After a long period of discussion in which quite an amount has been achieved by the Senate, I think the honorable senator is using a sledgehammer to drive a tack.

Senator Wright - I am accepting that position completely.

Senator HENTY - I believe the honorable senator has made his point by raising this matter.

The CHAIRMAN - Order! The Clerk has drawn my attention to the fact that no provision exists in the Standing Orders for the motion which the honorable senator seeks to move. The honorable senator should move that progress be reported.

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