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Thursday, 14 June 1906

The PRESIDENT - Standing order 14 says -

No business beyond what is of a formal character shall be entered upon before the AddressinReply to the Governor-General's opening speech has been adopted. Formal business which may be entered upon includes the fixing of the days and hours of meeting and the appointment of standing committees.

Senator Millenobjected to the motion as to suspension of sittings being taken as formal, but it is a motion which, under standing order 14, can be brought up before the Address-in-Reply is adopted.

Motion (by Senator Playford) proposed -

That, during the present session, unless otherwise ordered, the sittings of the Senate or of a Committee of the whole Senate on sitting days other than Fridays, be suspended from 6.30 p.m. to 7.45 p.m., and on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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