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Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Page: 1324

Debate resumed.

(Quorum formed)

Senator Hogg —I rise on a point of order, Mr Acting Deputy President. I would just like to draw your attention to the fact that when that quorum was called I was in a part of the building where, as far as I know, the bells did not ring. I know there were some power difficulties in the chamber previously and I would ask that action be taken to ensure that the bells are operating in all parts of the building. Otherwise it is confusing for senators on some occasions.

The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT (Senator Watson)—I understand that the button was not pressed properly, so we reset the clock after that was discovered and then the bells rang throughout the building.