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Tuesday, 30 May 1972
Page: 2284


The CHAIRMAN - Senator Murphy,I can see no ruling that I can hear you on.


Senator Murphy - I propose, if you will bear with me, to give you one.


Senator Jessop - 1 have taken a point of order.


Senator Greenwood - 1 rise to take a point of order.


Senator Jessop - We have a point of order.


The CHAIRMAN - I will hear Senator Murphy.


Senator Greenwood - I rise to a point of order only because the first words that I heard from Senator Murphy were: '1 move'. I feel that if a person proposes to move something that cannot be a point of order.


The CHAIRMAN - Exactly. I uphold your point of order.


Senator Murphy - You can hear a motion for the suspension of the particular standing order.


The CHAIRMAN - There is no standing order which permits me to receive another motion on this subject.


Senator Murphy - Mr Chairman, I propose to move for the suspension of the standing order in question. But I submit that a motion-


Senator Greenwood - I rise to a point of order.


Senator Murphy - Mr Chairman, if you wish to rule that I am in error, I shall move dissent from your ruling.


The CHAIRMAN - Senator Murphy, will you resume your seat.


Senator Murphy - Yes.


The CHAIRMAN - I will hear Senator Greenwood.


Senator Greenwood - I rise on a point of order to say that standing order 407B states that when the motion That the Bill be considered an urgent Bill* is moved, such motion shall be put forthwith, no debate or amendment being allowed. I say that the motion which Senator Murphy proposes to move cannot be moved. The motion that I have moved must be put without debate forthwith.


Senator Murphy - Well, Mr Chairman


The CHAIRMAN - I rule that you have no ground on which to move a motion. I would hear a point of order, but-


Senator Murphy - Well, I dissent from your ruling.


The CHAIRMAN - Will you state your motion?


Senator Murphy - 1 wish to move without notice for the suspension of the standing order in question.


The CHAIRMAN - I cannot accept or recognise that motion. Do you propose to move dissent from my ruling?


Senator Murphy - Yes.







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