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Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Page: 4169

Senator CAROL BROWN (TasmaniaDeputy Government Whip in the Senate) (17:03): On behalf of the Chair of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee, Senator Crossin, I present the reports of the committee on the provisions of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Law Enforcement Integrity, Vulnerable Witness Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2013—

Senator Fifield: Mr President, on a point of order: the guillotine motion which is currently in effect, which the government and the Greens passed in this place, specifically provides for the first speech of Senator Lines and the valedictory speeches of Senator Humphries and Senator Joyce at five o'clock, so I would have thought that the opportunity to seek to table reports has concluded.

The PRESIDENT: 'Approximately' is the word that is used in the resolution, as I understand it, Senator Fifield. I am just trying to get the business of this place disposed of very quickly. It is my intention, as soon as this report is tabled, to go to the appropriate business—and that is in accordance with the resolution of the Senate.

Senator Fifield: Mr President, on a further point of order: could I suggest then that it would be more appropriate to follow the reports as listed on the red?

The PRESIDENT: We would have had it tabled now if we had not had this discussion.

Senator CAROL BROWN: and the Migration Amendment Offshore Resources Activity Bill 2013, together with the Hansard record of proceedings and documents presented to the committee.

Ordered that the reports be printed.