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Thursday, 17 August 1972
Page: 182


Senator MURPHY (New South Wales) (Leader of the Opposition) - in reply- Obviously the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Drug Trafficking and Drug Abuse wants to finish his speech. He said that he would be another 5 minutes. That was why I moved the motion. If the Government feels that it wants to continue the debate today it can do so after the Chairman has concluded. If not, the debate can .be adjourned after Senator Marriott has concluded his speech. I think he should be allowed a few minutes, at least, to conclude his speech. Unless the Government moves a different motion, I will persist with my motion.


The PRESIDENT - I have had the advice of the Clerk on a procedural matter. I think his advice is entirely correct. If Senator Murphy will agree, the motion should be that so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would enable Senator Marriott to finish his speech.


Senator MURPHY - I agree. I ask for leave to -withdraw my original motion.

Motion - by leave - withdrawn.

Motion (by Senator Murphy) agreed to:

That bo much of "the Standing Orders be suspended as would enable Senator Marriott to finish his .speech.







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