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Tuesday, 10 September 1996
Page: 3178


Senator PANIZZA(7.46 p.m.) —I rise very briefly to comment on what the previous speaker said. I am sure that Senator Alston can defend himself, but it is generally common courtesy that if a senator wishes to speak on the adjournment, they advise the appropriate senator that they are going to put some questions about what he or she may or may not have said and what promises he or she may or may not have broken. It is generally common courtesy to let them know. I understand that was not extended on this occasion. I invite senators to stay with those common courtesies so that the appropriate senator can come in, whether it be on the same night or on some other night, and put their perspective on the matter.