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HOURS OF MEETING AND ROUTINE OF BUSINESS--VARIATION

The Minister for Defence (Senator Ray), at the request of the Minister

for Small Business, Customs and Construction (Senator Schacht) and

pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved--

(a) That the Senate meet on Tuesday, 10 May 1994, from 2 p.m. to 6

p.m. and from 7.30 p.m. to adjournment and on Thursday, 12 May

1994, from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 7.30 p.m. to

adjournment.

(b) That the routine of business on Tuesday, 10 May shall be:

(i) Questions

(ii) Petitions

(iii) Notices of motion

(iv) Postponement and rearrangement of business

(v) Formal motions--discovery of formal business

(vi) Any proposal to debate a matter of public importance or

urgency

(vii) Government Business

(viii) At 7.30 p.m., Budget Statement and Papers 1994-95

(approximately 30 minutes)

(ix) At the conclusion of the Budget Statement,

consideration of Government documents for up to 30

minutes under standing order 61

(x) Adjournment.

(c) That the routine of business on Thursday, 12 May shall be:

(i) Petitions

(ii) Notices of motion

(iii) Postponement and rearrangement of business

(iv) Formal motions--discovery of formal business

(v) Any debate on committee reports

(vi) Government Business

(vii) At 2 p.m., questions

(viii) Any proposal to debate a matter of public importance or

urgency

(ix) Not later than 4.30 p.m., General Business

(x) Consideration of committee reports and Government

responses under standing order 62

(xi) At 7.30 p.m., Budget Statement and Papers--party

leaders to make responses to the document

(xii) Further consideration of General Business (if not

concluded)

(xiii) Further consideration of committee reports and

Government responses under standing order 62 (if not

concluded)

(xiv) Adjournment.

(d) That at the conclusion of the business specified, the question

for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed, and the

procedures for the adjournment specified in paragraphs (2)(b)

and (2)(c) of the sessional order of 2 February 1994 relating to

the times of sitting and routine of business shall apply.

Question put and passed.