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Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Page: 6995


The DEPUTY SPEAKER ( Ms AE Burke ) (15:10): The Speaker has received letters from the honourable member for Lyne, the honourable Leader of the Nationals and the honourable member for Wakefield proposing that definite matters of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion today. As required by standing order 46, the 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 urgent need for a Commonwealth-State funding agreement on the Pacific Highway with a completion date of 2016.

I therefore call upon those honourable members who approve of the proposed discussion to rise in their places.

More than the number of members required by the standing orde rs having risen in their places—