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Wednesday, 5 May 1993
Page: 104


Senator FAULKNER (Manager of Government Business in the Senate) —I ask that government business notice of motion No. 4, standing in my name, be taken as formal.


The PRESIDENT —Is there any objection to this motion?


Senator Crichton-Browne —Yes, there is objection.


The PRESIDENT —There is objection.


Senator FAULKNER —I ask that government business notice of motion No. 5, standing in my name, be taken as formal.


The PRESIDENT —Is there any objection to this motion being taken as formal? There being no objection, I call Senator Faulkner. Is there some confusion over notice of motion No. 4?


Senator Crichton-Browne —Yes, Mr President. I misread No. 4 as referring to referring Bills.


Senator Schacht —Who's making the stumbles now?


Senator Crichton-Browne —I'll sit down if you like, Minister, and you can stick with what you have.


The PRESIDENT —Order! I think Senator Faulkner should move No. 4 again.


Senator FAULKNER —I ask that government business notice of motion No. 4, standing in my name, be taken as formal.


The PRESIDENT —Is there any objection to this motion being taken as formal? There being no objection, I call Senator Faulkner.


Senator FAULKNER —I move:

  (1)That the orders of the Senate nos 1 to 6 and consequential orders of 5 December 1989 relating to the reference of bills to committees, as modified by the order of 20 September 1990, be readopted.

  (2)That, on a Thursday to which the hours of meeting for a Thursday of Week 2 apply, the Senate meet from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.

  (3)That these orders operate as sessional orders.

  Question resolved in the affirmative.

  Motion (by Senator Faulkner) agreed to:

  (1)That consideration of committee reports under standing order 62 take place on Thursdays, after the time for the consideration of General Business.

  (2)That this order operate as a sessional order.