Thursday, 5 March 2015
by leave—I thank the Leader of the Government in the Senate for his acknowledgement of the error. I appreciate that. Obviously, there was no indication to party leaders or to the Senate prior to the chamber commencing, and I would make the point that I have requested a somewhat earlier indication of ministers' abstinences on a previous occasion. I would appreciate it—and I am sure that other senators would as well, given the preparation for question time—if that could occur. Thank you.