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Wednesday, 3 October 1984
Page: 1118


The DEPUTY PRESIDENT —I have received a letter from Senator Messner proposing that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, namely:

The Hawke Labor Government's revised assets test which continues its attack upon the retirement security of aged Australians.

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

More than the number of senators required by the Standing Orders having risen in their places-