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Wednesday, 22 March 1972
Page: 791

Senator CAVANAGH (South Australia) - I move:

That there bc referred to the Standing Committee on Social Environment the following matter: The Petitions presented to the Senate on 21st March 1972 relating to the Postmaster-General's Department.

Senator Sir Kenneth Anderson - I must confess that because of the pressure I was under when I said 'formal' and Senator Cavanagh said 'not formal', I had in my mind that we were discussing whether or not we should deal with this matter today. I spoke not on the matter of substance but on the question of whether it should be stood over to another day. I realise that you have just moved into the Chair, Mr Acting Deputy President, and accordingly I suggest that you seek advice from the Clerk in relation to the circumstances. I want to stand the matter over for reasons that I shall give.

The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT (Senator Davidson) - It has always been proper in the case of misunderstanding or confusion to go back to the beginning. Therefore we will proceed from the point where we call on the business of the Senate.

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