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Wednesday, 12 April 1972
Page: 1014


The PRESIDENT - Is it desired to post pone or re-arrange the business of the Senate?


Senator Sir Kenneth Anderson - No.


Senator Byrne - Before the Senate proceeds with item No. 8 I ask for leave to move a motion for the appointment of a senator to the Standing Orders Committee.


The PRESIDENT - Is leave granted?


Senator Sir Kenneth Anderson - I do not understand the procedure.


Senator Byrne - I was advised by the Assistant Clerk that this would be an opportune moment at which to ask for leave.


Senator Sir Anderson - The procedure is that a senator gives notice of his intention.


Senator Byrne - I was advised that I should ask for leave to move a motion so that I could then proceed to move that motion. It was advised that this was the procedure that should be adopted. I am somewhat ignorant of what ' procedure should be followed.


Senator Sir Kenneth Anderson - I was not informed in advance of your intention to follow this course of action. I suggest that I give leave and we will wait to see what action we shall take after you move your motion.


Senator Byrne - If leave is granted I will then move a motion forthwith.


The PRESIDENT - I advise the honourable senator that one dissentient voice is sufficient to prevent leave being granted.


Senator Sir Kennth Anderson - I do not object to leave being granted but I will take the adjournment when the honourable senator moves his motion.


The PRESIDENT - There being no objection, leave is granted.







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