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Thursday, 15 October 2015
Page: 7727


Senator MOORE (Queensland) (09:37): by leave—I think Senator Fifield has raised a procedural issue in terms of receiving notice of this meeting. It has been confirmed that it was an oversight. Rather than having a vote at this stage, which I think would be unnecessary and a precedent that we do not need, I say we defer to a later time the question of this committee meeting, to allow the notice to be circulated, and then have a vote—before 3.30 this afternoon.

The PRESIDENT: The appropriate stage would be the placing of business, which will commence at about five to 12, but the Senate will have to grant leave to diverge from the usual arrangements. Do I gather that there is consensus on deferring this matter until the placing of business? No-one objects to that course of action? In that case, the matter will be deferred until the placing of business today.