Senate debates

Monday, 5 February 2018

Matters of Public Importance


4:23 pm

Photo of Gavin MarshallGavin Marshall (Victoria, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

I inform the Senate that, at 8.30 am today, four proposals were received in accordance with standing order 75. The question of which proposal would be submitted to the Senate was determined by lot. As a result, I inform the Senate that the following letter has been received from Senator Bernardi:

Pursuant to Standing Order 75, I propose that the following matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

With 3 February 2018 marking the 9 year anniversary of the former Rudd government's $42 billion stimulus package, the urgent need to address the resultant debt and deficit.

Is the proposal supported?

More than the number of senators required by the standing orders having risen in their places—

I understand that informal arrangements have been made to allocate specific times to each of the speakers in today’s debate. With the concurrence of the Senate, I shall ask the clerks to set the clocks accordingly.


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