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SUSPENSION OF STANDING AND SESSIONAL ORDERS—CONSIDERATION OF SENATE[quot ]S AMENDMENTS

Mr McGauran (Minister for the Arts and the Centenary of Federation), for Mr Reith (Leader of the House), pursuant to notice, moved—That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent:

(1) orders of the day Nos. 1 to 4, government business, relating to consideration of Senate amendments to the Telstra and telecommunications bills, being called on forthwith and being considered together; and

(2) a Minister moving one motion—That all the amendments of the Senate be agreed to—in respect of all Senate amendments therein.

Debate ensued.

Question—put and passed.