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Tuesday, 12 June 1984
Page: 2811


The PRESIDENT —I inform the Senate that I have received the following letter, dated 12 June 1984, from Senator Chaney:

Dear Mr President Pursuant to Standing Order 64, I give notice that today I propose to move-

'That, in the opinion of the Senate, the following is a matter of urgency:

The need for the Senate to support the Prime Minister's view that the joint Australian-United States defence facilities in Australia directly contribute to Australia's security, that their operations in no way derogate from Australian sovereignty and that removal of the facilities would dash hopes of ordinary men and women for peace and disarmament because of the contribution of those facilities to stability in the strategic relationship between the super-powers.'

Yours sincerely (FRED CHANEY) Senator for the State of Western Australia

Is the motion supported?

More than the number of senators required by the Standing Orders having risen in their places-