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Thursday, 6 December 1973
Page: 2548

Senator MURPHY (New South WalesAttorneyGeneral and Leader of the Government in the Senate) -I move:

That intervening business be postponed until after the consideration of Government business orders of the day Nos. 3, 4 and S, 7 to 16, and 19 to 29 respectively, and that Government business take predecence over general business after 4.30 p.m. this day.

The Leader of the Opposition has spoken to me and suggested that we put down orders of the day Nos. 1 and 2 and 6,17 and 1 8. Then I intend, when the Law Reform Commission Bill is called on, to move that it be adjourned to a later hour of the day, the intention being that, if there can be a discussion over an hour, it may be possible largely to reduce the time that that Bill would take in debate if such a discussion were not held. This would mean that we move on immediately to orders of the day Nos. 4 and 5, and then Nos. 7 to 1 5, 1 9 and 20, and so on. Then some Bills are to be introduced; in fact it may be convenient to introduce them now. If the optimistic estimates are correct, it may even be possible to deal with some of them at a later stage.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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