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Thursday, 23 September 1999
Page: 10409


Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr Nehl) —Mr Speaker has received a letter from the honourable member for Cunningham proposing that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely:

The need for the Minister for Defence to ensure that the Australian Defence Force can sustain its deployment in East Timor as part of the Multinational Force.

I call upon those members who approve of the proposed discussion to rise in their places.

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