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Friday, 28 September 1906


The PRESIDENT - The honorable senator knows that I have already ruled that it is the universal practice of Parliament, and has been the practice of the

Senate for a general notice of motion relating to the suspension of Standing Orders to enable Bills to pass their remaining stages without delay, to be given towards the end of the session. I cannot hear any more argument on the point.


Senator Clemons - I think you are misunderstanding me, sir. I do not wish to misunderstand you. I rise to call attention to what you said on a previous occasion. Perhaps I am wrong, but I think you said that Senator Playford had a right to amend his motion.


The PRESIDENT - No, I did not. I have decided that it is universal practice not only inreference to Bills amending the Constitution, but to all Bills, to give a general notice of motion to suspend the Standing Orders to expedite their passage, and to move the motion in reference to each particular Bill as it comes on. That practice has been pursued ever since the Senate has been in existence.







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