Monday, 14 October 2019
Matters of Public Importance
Girls Takeover Parliament
I inform the Senate that at 8.30 am today 11 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 Waters:
Pursuant to standing order 75, I propose that the following matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion:
'To mark the Senate's involvement in the Girls Takeover Parliament, the issues of concern to young women in Australia.'
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 clock accordingly.