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Thursday, 29 November 1973
Page: 2317

Senator WRIGHT (Tasmania) -The Leader of the Opposition (Senator Withers) indicated this morning that we had surrendered our right to general business after 4.30 p.m. today on the basis that the Parliament Bill would come on at 4.30 p.m. and that the remainder of general business would be foregone. The only thing remaining to be dealt with in that Bill is 2 clauses to which Senator Murphy took objection. As a result of consultations that I have had with him it has been indicated that I will move for the omission of those 2 clauses to facilitate the passage of that Bill. Having regard to the mood all round the chamber, that general business will take less time than we have just spent in discussion.

The PRESIDENT - Order! The Chair has before it 2 motions, one consequent upon the other. They are that the question be now put and the subsequent motion to rearrange the business. At the appropriate stage of the subsequent motion you, Senator Wright, can address yourself to the rearrangement of business.

Question put:

That the question be now put.

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