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Monday, 25 June 2018
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Senator PATRICK (South Australia) (12:52): The Centre Alliance will be not be supporting the suspension of standing orders. It has nothing to do with our position on the bill at all; it's simply that we support the convention that the government has control of its legislative agenda.

Opposition senators interjecting

The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT ( Senator Whish-Wilson ): I ask that Senator Patrick be given another 15 seconds to finish what he was saying.

Senator PATRICK: We support the convention that the government has control of its legislative agenda. This is a view that we should share, no matter who was in government. That's our position on it.

The PRESIDENT: The question is that the motion moved by Senator Wong be agreed to.