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Wednesday, 11 November 1964

Senator MATTNER (South Australia) . - So long as Senator Wright withdraws his proposed amendment, I am quite happy. I believe that in this chamber proceedings should be conducted according to the Standing Orders. To me it is abhorrent that when an honorable senator does not wish to proceed with a proposed amendment the Senate is not so informed. I have followed this debate with interest. We live within the law. If Senator Henty, who represents the Treasurer (Mr. Harold Holt), wishes to take a point of order, he should do so, and I shall be quite happy. The forms of this chamber should be observed. I am quite happy with what Senator Wright has said; he wishes to withdraw the second amendment that was circulated.

Senator Wright - I regret that I did not announce my intention more loudly. As I appear to be chief trouble-maker in the chamber - and apparently the chief contributor to the good humour of the chamber, judging from the laughter I have evoked - I rise to announce that I have no interest in pursuing criticism of the Bill until we reach discussion on clause 43. For my part, I would be happy if all clauses up to and including clause 42 were put together. I speak only for myself.

Clause agreed to.

Clauses 26 to 42 agreed to.

Clause 43 (Amendment of assessments).

Senator Wright - Mr. Temporary Chairman, shall I move my amendment now, or will you allow the clause to stand and then give me the call?

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