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Wednesday, 27 November 1974
Page: 2864

The CHAIRMAN - If there is no objection in the Committee I will follow the course that the Attorney has suggested, that is that the 2 amendments, the amendment moved by Senator Greenwood and that moved by Senator Murphy, be dealt with in the one debate but they will be voted on separately. Senator Greenwood's amendment will be voted on first. He has indicated he has an objection so I will deal with that.

Senator Greenwood - I know that Senator Laucke wants to speak. I will not interrupt him but I do object to the amendments being taken together.

Senator Murphy - Very well, I accept that, rather than debate it.

The CHAIRMAN - In the interests of progress I have suggested that the 2 amendments may be debated together but that they would be voted on separately.

Senator Greenwood - I have no objection to that. I have absolutely no objection to the 2 issues being debated together because they are obviously related matters. But I do not wish to be committed by any decision I might make now agreeing to what the Attorney-General has suggested that after the first vote one cannot address oneself to the second amendment. That is the only point I wish to preserve.

The CHAIRMAN - Senator Greenwood,I realise you have no objection to my ruling.

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