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Thursday, 29 April 1971

Senator Sir KENNETH ANDERSON (New South Wales) (Minister for Supply) (8.30) - Tonight we are dealing with general business and not Governmen business as such. At this point of time we are dealing with Orders of the Day and Notices of Motion under General Business. With the co-operation of the Leader of the Opposition (Senator Murphy) and other honourable senators I propose to go through the items listed under Orders of the Day - there are some 24 of them - to see whether we can remove some of them, perhaps by taking note of the paper where that is the motion before the Senate. After doing that I would like to go on and deal with General Business, Notices of Motion, in my capacity as a senator as distinct from my responsibility as Leader of the Government in the Senate. Notices of Motion Nos 5 and 6 which stand in my name are matters which are debatable and arguable, and I think they are worthy of consideration. If it is the will of the Senate and if time permits, I would like to call them on tonight so that we can have some discussion on them.

Before I proceed to go through these items in this fashion perhaps Senator Murphy may wish to respond on the generality of what I propose. If he agrees and the Senate agrees with what I propose we can commence to go through these items as a team effort.

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