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Friday, 6 December 1985
Page: 3183

Senator COATES(3.13) —by leave-I move:

That the Senate take note of the paper.

In view of the time and the fact that I have not had time to read the whole of the response to that report, I seek leave to continue my remarks later.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT —I think another speaker wishes to speak on the matter. It would be better to forgo your request, Senator Coates.

Senator COATES —Mr Deputy President, I seek leave to continue my remarks on another occasion because I do not think we have time to have a full debate on this occasion.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT —There will not be a full debate, but Senator Short can speak to the motion if he wishes. It has not been adjourned yet.

Senator COATES —I seek leave to continue my remarks later in order that I can give a considered reply to the response by the Minister for Finance (Senator Walsh) to the report.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT —Is leave granted?

Senator Chaney —No.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT —It might help the Senate if it gave Senator Coates leave to speak on the understanding that Senator Short will get leave to make a statement.

Senator Chaney —If there is a clear indication from the Minister for Finance (Senator Walsh) that leave will be granted, that is fine.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT —Is leave granted for Senator Coates to continue his remarks? There being no objection, leave is granted.

Leave granted; debate adjourned.