Senate debates

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Matters of Public Importance

Prime Minister

3:43 pm

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I inform the Senate that, at 8:30 am today, 14 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 O'Neill:

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

The growing list of people Mr Morrison blames for his own failures: ATAGI, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, State and Territory Governments, vaccination clinics, and Australians themselves for his bungled COVID-19 vaccine rollout; and his own Ministers for his Government's misuse of taxpayer money.

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 for today's discussion. With the concurrence of the Senate, I shall ask the clerks to set the clock accordingly.


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