Wednesday, 24 July 2019
Matters of Public Importance
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 Roberts:
Pursuant to standing order 75, I propose that the following matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion:
That the flawed and dangerous Medevac legislation undermines Australia's border security and must be urgently repealed.
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 senators in today's debate. With the concurrence of the Senate, I shall ask the clerks to set the clock accordingly.