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Monday, 29 February 2016
Page: 1239

Senator BRANDIS (QueenslandAttorney-General, Vice-President of the Executive Council and Leader of the Government in the Senate) (10:46): I did not expect to be rising to my feet again, but Senator Conroy suggests that in my remarks I was indicating the government did not fully accept your ruling. I specifically said that the government does accept the statement. We say that the government does accept the statement. We will reflect upon the statement, as I said before. In making our own judgements as to the nature of our contributions to this chamber, we will bear in mind and seek to be observant of your statement, as I said before. Once again, as I said before, I thank you for both your care and deliberation and for referring the matter to the Procedure Committee.

The PRESIDENT: I ask that this matter be concluded now. Unless anyone has an urgent contribution, we should proceed to business.