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Wednesday, 19 November 1913


The PRESIDENT - I understand that the honorable senator desires to move the suspension of the Standing Orders in order to enable him to move the adjournment of the Senate in the ordinary way. If he had desired to move the adjournment of the Senate for the purpose of discussing a matter of urgent public importance he need not have taken this course. But the Standing Orders provide that only a Minister can move the adjournment of the Senate in the ordinary way. I assume that Senator McGregor does not intend to move the adjournment for the purpose of discussing a matter of urgent public business, because he has not given me written notice to that- effect; as required by the Standing Orders. Consequently, it is necessary for him to proceed as he has done to enable him to move that the Senate do now adjourn.







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