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Thursday, 1 March 1984
Page: 192


Senator GRIMES (Minister for Social Security)(10.06) —I move:

That, unless otherwise ordered-

(1) The following General Business, orders of the day, not relating to the consideration of Government papers, be postponed till the next day of sitting- Nos 1 to 7, 9, 13, 14, 18, 21, 23 to 27, 40, 52 and 53.

(2) General Business, order of the day No. 16 (Anzac Day Bill 1983) be postponed till a later hour of the day.

(3) Intervening business be postponed till after consideration of General Business, orders of the day relating to the consideration of Government papers.

(4) General Business, orders of the day be called on in an order which is the reverse of the order in which they appear on the Notice Paper.

(5) No Senator shall speak for more than five minutes on any item of General Business.

The procedure outlined has been devised to meet a commitment made to all honourable senators last year. It provides an opportunity for senators to consider those papers in which they have expressed interest to their respective Whips. The normal time limit of five minutes is provided to senators who wish to speak and, of course, senators will be able to seek leave to continue their remarks or move an adjournment of the debate if they wish a matter to be kept on the Notice Paper. Items which are not for the consideration of papers have been postponed till the next day of sitting. A list of papers for consideration in the order to be called on by the Chair has been circulated to honourable senators.