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Tuesday, 30 May 1972
Page: 2270


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN -

Order! The question before the Chair-


Senator Georges - I would like to raise a point of order.


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN -

Order, please, Senator Georges!


Senator Georges - Am I entitled to raise a point of order or am I not?


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN - Senator Georges,1 will give you the details of what is before the Committee. Will you resume your scat, please?


Senator Georges - Is there no possibility for me to raise a point of order?


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN - Order! If you do not resume your seat, Senator Georges, I will name you.


Senator Cavanagh - I desire to raise-


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN -

Order! Senator Cavanagh, the Chair is speaking. I ask you, please, to resume your seat.


Senator Georges - But now, it there any possibility of raising a point of order?


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN - Order!


Senator Georges - Are you ruling that there is no possibility or that there is no chance of raising, or no way in which a member can raise, a point of order.


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN -

Order! The question is: That the question be now put.


Senator Cavanagh - Mr Temporary Chairman, I want to raise a point of order.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMANOrder! The question before the Committee is this-


Senator Cavanagh - Yes, but a point of order can be raised at any time.


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN - Senator Cavanagh,will you allow the Chair to speak?


Senator Cavanagh - As long as you give me an opportunity to raise a point of order.


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN - Will you please resume your seat? The question before the Committee was that proposed new sections 18 to 31 stand as printed.


Senator Cavanagh - 1 raise a point of order.


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN - Just a minute, please. Senator Cavanagh, will you resume your seat? The motion then moved by the Attorney-General was: That the question be now put. That is the question that is before the Committee at the moment.


Senator Cavanagh - Now I raise a point of order. 1 raise the question that you are now putting certain sections that are not sections of the Bill-


Senator Marriott - No, he is not. You do not even know what you are up against.


Senator Cavanagh - The point of order that I raise is this: Is it possible under the Standing Orders to debate the question that the question be now put?


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN - You cannot debate the question. It must be put.


Senator Georges - Mr Temporary Chairman


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN -

Order!


Senator Georges - Am I to understand that the Minister can speak for at least 10 minutes, introduce new material which ought to be questioned and the questions answered, and then move that the question be put?







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