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Wednesday, 5 May 1993
Page: 117

The PRESIDENT —I call Senator Faulkner.

  Senator Hill interjecting

Senator Faulkner —I was on my feet. I was called by the Deputy President.

Senator Crane —Mr President, I raise a point of order. I wish to speak on this matter.

Senator Faulkner —I had been called by the Deputy President.

The PRESIDENT —Honourable senators will realise that I was not in the chair prior to the divisions being called. I believed Senator Faulkner had the call. However, it is usual, if other people wish to speak, that they be allowed to do so. Perhaps it would be better to move the adjournment of this debate and move to the first speech.

Senator Ian Macdonald —We have just moved that.

Senator Faulkner —Mr President, we had, in fact, moved the adjournment of this debate. The Deputy President was in the chair, and you may not be aware that I was on my feet when those other procedural matters overtook it. I am happy, given that Senator Crane wants to make a contribution on an important matter, to cede my right to speak. I hope that we can move to Senator Carr's first speech very quickly.

  Debate (on motion by Senator Faulkner) adjourned.