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Monday, 8 October 1984
Page: 1367


The PRESIDENT —I inform the Senate that I have received the following letter, dated 8 October 1984, from Senator Chaney:

Dear Mr President,

Pursuant to Standing Order 64, I give notice that today I propose to move-

'That, in the opinion of the Senate, the following is a matter of urgency:

The need for the Commonwealth Government to clarify its intentions with respect to overriding uniform land rights legislation by stating, without equivocation, whether it will legislate in accordance with its five principles including giving Aboriginals the right to veto mining on their land or whether it will accept State approaches which deny the veto.'

Yours sincerely,

FRED CHANEY Senator for the State of Western Australia

Is the motion supported?

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