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Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Page: 4052


The PRESIDENT: I have received a letter from Senator Fifield proposing that a definite matter of public importance be subĀ­mitted to the Senate for discussion, namely:

The Gillard government's continued determination to impose a carbon tax and put Australians under further cost of living pressures.

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—

The PRESIDENT: I understand that informal arrangements have been made to allocate specific times to each of the speakers in today’s debate. With the concurrence of the Senate, I shall ask the clerks to set the clock accordingly.