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Thursday, 23 August 1984
Page: 263


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

The imposition by the Hawke Labor Government of a tax on wine and the disastrous impact such a tax will have on the Australian wine industry.

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-