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Thursday, 25 May 1972
Page: 2068

Senator DRAKE-BROCKMAN (Western Australia) (Minister for Air) - I am opposing the amendment. I reminded the Senate that whenI moved my motion in the first place I said: 'Unless otherwise ordered.' If the Senate, in its wisdom, believes that Senator Murphy's amendment should be added to my motion then, at 8 o'clock, we will call on Order of the Day No. 2. I have said that I want to get through the business and I am prepared to give an assurance to the Senate. I should like to go on with Government business all day. If we do not finish the Conciliation and Arbitration Bill to-day it could go on tomorrow. I would certainly give Senator Murphy the opportunity of referring to his matter before we get up. However, I understand that that arrangement is not acceptable. I understand that that suggestion is not acceptable, so I will let the Senate decide whether it wants to support the amendment or the motion.

Question put:

That the words proposed to be added (Senator Murphy's amendment) be amended.

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