Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Matters of Public Importance
I inform the Senate that, at 8.30 am today, 18 proposals were received in accordance with standing order 75. The question of which proposal would be submitted was determined by lot. As a result, I inform the Senate that the following letter was received from Senator Polley:
Pursuant to standing order 75, I propose that the following matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion:
The evidence presented to the 2020-21 budget estimates hearings, which confirmed the Morrison Government is always there for the photo op and never there for the follow up and that, despite delivering a Budget that racks up a trillion dollars of debt, the Budget still doesn't create the jobs Australians need.
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.