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Wednesday, 11 September 1996
Page: 3303

Debate resumed from 10 September, on motion by Senator Teague:

That the following address-in-reply be agreed to:

To his excellency the Governor-General


We, the Senate of the Commonwealth of Australia in Parliament assembled, desire to express our loyalty to our Most Gracious Sovereign and to thank Your Excellency for the speech which you have been pleased to address to Parliament.

upon which Senator Faulkner has moved by way of amendment:

That the following words be added to the address-in-reply:

", and the Senate is of the opinion that no part of Telstra should be sold."

The PRESIDENT —Before I call Senator Bishop, I remind honourable senators that this is his first speech and therefore ask that the usual courtesies be extended to him.