Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (15:03): I seek leave to make a statement to the chamber congratulating Senator Farrell on his calm, professional and exemplary leadership he has shown as Leader of the Opposition in the Senate this week.
The PRESIDENT: Is leave granted?
Senator Farrell: A point of order—
The PRESIDENT: No. Is leave granted? That is the question.
Opposition senators interjecting—
The PRESIDENT: Leave is not granted, Senator Macdonald.