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The Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved government business notice of motion no. 1—That the days of meeting of the Senate for 2009 be as follows:

  Autumn sittings:

  Tuesday, 3 February to Thursday, 5 February
Monday, 23 February to Thursday, 26 February
Tuesday, 10 March to Thursday, 12 March
Monday, 16 March to Thursday, 19 March

  Budget sittings:

  Tuesday, 12 May to Thursday, 14 May

  Winter sittings:

  Monday, 15 June to Thursday, 18 June
Monday, 22 June to Thursday, 25 June

  Spring sittings:

  Tuesday, 11 August to Thursday, 13 August
Monday, 17 August to Thursday, 20 August
Monday, 7 September to Thursday, 10 September
Monday, 14 September to Thursday, 17 September

  Spring sittings (2):

  Monday, 26 October to Thursday, 29 October
Monday, 16 November to Thursday, 19 November
Monday, 23 November to Thursday, 26 November.

Statements by leave: The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Minchin) and Senator Ludwig, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.