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Thursday, 14 June 1984
Page: 3034


The PRESIDENT —I have received a letter from Senator Durack proposing that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, namely:

Community concern about the widespread availability of x-rated video material and the need for a Joint Committee of the Parliament to be established without delay to report on the problem created by the Federal Government's precipitate action in liberalising the former regulations before introduction of a nationally acceptable system of classification and distribution after proper consultation with the States and interest groups.

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

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