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Wednesday, 27 September 1972
Page: 1214

Senator WRIGHT (Tasmania) (Minister for Works) - by leave - I shall indicate the position. This notice was handed to me at about 10.25 this morning and the Senate was to meet at 10:30. This is a subject of national importance which I believe deserves a careful response. I seek merely some time for the preparation of that response.

Senator Murphy - Is not 8 p.m. reasonable?

Senator WRIGHT - I have proposed 9 p.m. We have Government business to attend to.

Senator Murphy - At that commencing time this debate could not conclude tonight. I suggest that the debate should be resumed at 8.45 p.m. and we could then conclude it.

Senator WRIGHT - I agree to that proposal. Mr President, I ask for leave to amend my motion so that it will read:

That the debate be adjourned until £.45 p.m. this day.


Senator Wood - Order! Is leave granted? There being no objection, leave is granted.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

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