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Thursday, 22 August 1985
Page: 227

Debate resumed from 30 May, on motion by Senator Peter Baume:

That the Senate take note of the paper.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT —Before I call Senator Harradine, I would like to give a ruling on relevancy in respect of a matter which arose during debate on Government papers. It has been the practice to allow wide-ranging debate on the subject matter of Government papers, largely, I think, because the Chair cannot possibly be aware of the detailed contents of the many papers presented. I will follow that practice and will not rule remarks out of order, provided they are relevant to the institution reporting or being reported on.