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Tuesday, 19 September 1972
Page: 908

(Senator Keeffeproceeding to address a question to the Attorney-General) -


Senator Hannan - Mr President, I rise to take a point of order. I ask for your ruling on the basis of standing order 99 which says in part:

Questions shall not anticipate discussion upon an Order of the Day or other matter which appears on the Notice Paper.

I direct your attention to Notice of Motion No. 2 standing in the name of Senator Murphy.


The PRESIDENT - Having refreshed my mind on the standing order, I nile against the point of order. Senator Keeffe will be allowed to ask his question. The honourable senator is seeking informationHe is not anticipating a debate. I cannot forecast that he is anticipating a debate. (Senator Keeffe having addressed his question to the Attorney-General) -


Senator Hannan - Again, I raise a point of order. I refer to paragraph (4) of the Notice of Motion No. 2 standing in the name of Senator Murphy which in substance says what Senator Keeffe has just asked.


The PRESIDENT - I will give consideration to the point of order while another question is asked. I call Senator Douglas McClelland.

Later:


The PRESIDENT - Order! Having given consideration to the point of order raised by Senator Hannan in relation to a question asked by Senator Keeffe, I call on the Attorney-General to answer the question.


Senator GREENWOOD - I request the honourable senator to put it on the notice paper, Mr President.







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