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Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Page: 10396


The DEPUTY SPEAKER ( Ms AE Burke ) (15:42): Mr Speaker has received letters from the honourable member for Lyne, the honourable member for North Sydney and the honourable member for Petrie proposing that definite matters of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion today. As required by standing order 46(d), Mr Speaker has selected the matter which, in his opinion, is the most urgent and important; that is, that proposed by the honourable member for Lyne, namely:

The importance of education for regional and disadvantaged communities and concern about cuts in education budgets.

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—