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Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Page: 4153

The DEPUTY SPEAKER ( Ms AE Burke ) (15:47): Mr Speaker has received letters from the honourable member for Fraser and the honourable member for Casey proposing that definite matters of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion today. As required by standing order 46(d), Mr Speaker has selected the matter which, in his opinion, is the most urgent and important; that is, that proposed by the honourable member for Fraser, namely:

The urgent need to return the budget to surplus, to invest in boosting productivity, and to provide open and transparent costings to the Australian people.

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—