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Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Page: 6120

Indigenous Policy

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: A letter has been received from Senator Siewert:

Pursuant to standing order 75, I propose that the following matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

Inadequacy of the Government’s policies, such as Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory and support for Homelands, to address disadvantage and improve outcomes for Aboriginal People.

Is the proposal supported?

More than the number of senators required by the standing orders having risen in their places—