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Thursday, 25 June 2009
Page: 4277

Senator XENOPHON (10:42 AM) —by leave—I am not reflecting on the vote, but I indicate in relation to the comments I made about Senator Wong not being able to have an opportunity to speak that Senator Minchin did explain to me his understanding of how the order of business was going to be conducted; so I accept that it was not an act of capriciousness on the part of the opposition.

Senator Siewert —Oh, no.

Senator XENOPHON —No, I accept what Senator Minchin said on his word. Certainly, I did not think it was a good look for Senator Wong not to have an opportunity to make a short statement.