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Order of the day read for the consideration of the Procedure Committee's first report of 2008.

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (Senator Evans) moved—That—

 (a) the amendment to standing order 72, contained in attachment 3 of the report, be adopted as a temporary order with effect to the end of 2008; and

 (b) the amendment to standing order 25(9), at page 3 of the report, be adopted.

Debate ensued.

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown), by leave, moved the following amendment:

 Omit paragraph (a), substitute:

 (a) standing order 72 be amended by omitting paragraph (2) and that this amendment operate as a temporary order with effect to the end of 2008.

Debate ensued.

On the motion of Senator Parry, by leave, the debate was adjourned till a later hour.