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Wednesday, 13 May 1987
Page: 3095

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER —Madam Speaker has received letters from the honourable member for Dawson (Mr Braithwaite) and the honourable member for Fadden (Mr Jull) proposing that definite matters of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion today. As required by standing order 107, Madam Speaker has selected the matter which, in her opinion, is the most urgent and important, and that is the proposal by the honourable member for Dawson, namely:

The urgent need for a change in Government policies, which are affecting adversely small businesses and family farms, as evidenced by the record bankruptcies now occurring throughout Australia.

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-