Senate debates

Thursday, 29 November 2018


Tourism Australia; Order for the Production of Documents

12:18 pm

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The question is that the motion moved by Senator Urquhart be agreed to. Those of that opinion say aye.

Honourable senators: Aye.

To the contrary, no.

Honourable senators: No.

A division is required. This is the last time I'll be doing a four-minute bell, after I specifically warned senators to remain in the chamber on Thursday. It is discourteous to colleagues. I defer to the whips, but this will be the last four-minute bell. I warn senators: this will be the last time. Stay in the chamber. To save time, colleagues, before I call 'lock the doors', all senators need to remain in the chamber. Any subsequent bell, until 12.45, will be for one minute. I remind senators that statements by leave were originally conceived to take place in lieu of divisions, as opposed to 'as well as'. This is only particularly acute on Thursdays when we cannot clear the Notice Paper and all senators can't get their motions dealt with. Lock the doors! The question is that motion No. 1260 be agreed to.


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