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Wednesday, 24 May 1972
Page: 2035


Senator RAE (TASMANIA) - Mr President, I have a point of order to raise. I move, under standing order 364:

That the documents from which Senator McAuliffe quoted be tabled.


The PRESIDENT - Order! It is all very well for you to move that motion. Senator McAuliffe informed me earlier that he wished to table the balance sheet. Will you table it now, Senator McAuliffe.


Senator Wright - Speaking to the point of order, I submit that as Senator Rae has moved a motion he is entitled to have it put.


The PRESIDENT - Indeed he is, but not entitled to take the conduct of the business out of the hands of the President. Senator McAuliffe, will you table the document that you promised to table?


Senator McAuliffe - With respect, Mr President, at the outset of my address this evening I offered to table the document. I had no reservations-


The PRESIDENT - I know that.


Senator McAuliffe - Mr President, I-


The PRESIDENT - Order! Please resume your seat, Senator McAuliffe. I asked you whether you would table the balance sheet. You indicated that you would table the balance sheet. Now, will you table the balance sheet?


Senator McAuliffe - I certainly will.


The PRESIDENT - Well, table it now.


Senator McAuliffe - by leave - I table the balance sheet.


The PRESIDENT - I will now take Senator Rae's motion. I call Senator Rae.


Senator Rae - Pursuant to standing order 364,I move:

That the documents quoted from by Senator McAuliffe in the speech which he has just concluded be tabled.


Senator McAuliffe - Mr President-


The PRESIDENT - Order! Senator McAuliffe!


Senator McAuliffe - I am only trying to help you.


The PRESIDENT - Order! I will read the Standing Order. Standing order 364 provides:

A Document quoted from by a Senator not a Minister of the Crown may be ordered by the Senate to be laid upon the Table; such Order may be made without Notice immediately upon the conclusion of the speech of the Senator who has quoted therefrom.

The question is: 'That the motion be agreed to'. Those of that opinion say aye, to the contrary no, I think the ayes have it.


Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) - Mr President!


Senator Cavanagh - Mr President!


The PRESIDENT - Order!


Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) - I wish to speak on the motion.


The PRESIDENT - Order!


Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) - I wish to speak in opposition to the motion which has been moved by Senator Rae.


The PRESIDENT - Order! Wait a minute. Let me read the Standing Order again. Standing Order 364 states:

A Document quoted from by a Senator not a Minister of the Crown may be ordered by the Senate to be laid upon the Table; such Order may be made without Notice immediately upon the conclusion of the speech of the Senator who has quoted therefrom.

Now, Senator Douglas McClelland, you dispute that Standing Order?


Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) - No, Mr President. Senator Rae has moved a motion. I believe that that motion, having been moved, is one which may be debated by the Senate.


The PRESIDENT - I call Senator Douglas McClelland.







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