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Suspension of Standing Orders: The Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Chipp), pursuant to contingent notice, moved-That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Chipp moving a motion to give precedence over all other business to the following motion:

That the Senate notes-

(a) the implications to life and the planet of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster in the Soviet Union;

(b) the possible contribution to this disaster by Australia in exporting uranium;

(c) the possibility that such a disaster could be repeated in other places around the globe;

(d) the possible eventual danger to Australia in the event of any disasters; and

(e) the need to close all uranium mines in Australia.

Question-put and passed.