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Thursday, 12 December 2002
Page: 7813

Senator Brown to move on Wednesday, 5 February 2003:

That the Senate—

(a) approves a question time each day encompassing a minimum of 14 questions, or more if the hour permits;

(b) allocates questions as follows:

Number of senators

Opposition

28

28

Government

15

35

Australian Democrats

7

7

Crossbench

6

6

(c) notes that this involves a loading for non-government senators; and

(d) notes that the Australian Democrats and crossbench groups will work out an order of senators asking questions, based on these two groups having the sixth, eighth and twelfth questions each day and the fourteenth question on Wednesday.