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Thursday, 17 February 2000
Page: 13789


Mr SPEAKER —I have received a letter from the honourable member for Lilley proposing that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely:

The failure of the Government to admit the true effect of the GST on prices and as a consequence failure to provide adequate compensation to offset its impact on the weekly budgets of low to middle income Australians.

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—