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Thursday, 8 September 1983
Page: 584

Discussion of Matter of Public Importance


Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER (Hon. Les Johnson) —Mr Speaker has received a letter from the honourable member for Dawson (Mr Braithwaite) proposing that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely:

The failure by the Government to honour its commitment to provide real term increases from the tax sharing arrangements to local government in 1983-84.

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-