Thursday, 29 November 2018
Leave of Absence
We will now move to the discovery of formal business. What I will be doing, senators, given it is Thursday and I've received a number of comments, is following the provisions of standing order 66(2) and disposing of matters in the order in which they appear on the Notice Paper. That is, I believe, the only equitable way to deal with constrained Thursdays. I remind senators that statements can be used in lieu of divisions, as they were originally intended, in order to facilitate as much business as possible. We will deal firstly with Business of the Senate notice of motion No. 1 standing in the name of Senator Williams.