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.

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