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Thursday, 21 June 1906

The PRESIDENT - If the honorable senator will refer to standing order 120, he will find that this course is imperative. It has always been our practice to call on orders of the day two hours after we have met. Of course, under that standing, order the Senate can otherwise order if it likes.

Motion (by Senator Col. Neild) proposed -

That Government business, orders of the day, be postponed until after the conclusion of the debate on notice of motion No. 1.

Senator O'KEEFE(Tasmania) I4.12). - I would ask Senator Neild to remember that there is Standing in my name a motion dealing wish a matter "of considerable importance to a large number of persons. I do not know whether he will have any objection to the discussion on that motion being proceeded with after the discussion on his own motion is concluded.

Senator Col Neild - I have no objection.

Senator Playford - I have no objection to move that Government orders of the day be postponed until after the consideration of private business.

Senator Col Neild - I ask leave to withdraw my motion.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

Senator Millen - Does Senator Playford mean that private notices of motion will be dealt with until Government business is taken up?

Senator Playford - No, up to halfpast six o'clock.

The PRESIDENT - The honorable senator did not say that.

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