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Thursday, 21 June 2018
Page: 3581


Senator JACINTA COLLINS (VictoriaActing Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate) (12:23): I would ask that the motion that Senator Birmingham referred to be circulated to the chamber. I understand that it's different to the one that's been circulated in the name of Senator Wong in relation to this order. I think there's a paragraph (b), if I heard correctly, which differs, which reflects, in part, past cooperation that exists in relation to how we manage this part of the program. I don't think that Senator Birmingham should be able to proceed with what is a clear difference in the position between the government and the opposition on this simply by reading a motion that is different to the one that has been circulated. We haven't seen the motion that he's moved.

The PRESIDENT: I'll call the minister to allow him to respond to that query. If not, I will proceed with putting the motion, because that is the motion that is before me, unless Senator Birmingham would like to respond.