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Tuesday, 11 September 1984
Page: 779


The PRESIDENT —I inform the Senate that I have received the following letter, dated 11 September, from Senator Durack:

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 to demonstrate Australia's commitment to the ANZUS Treaty by maintaining joint defence facilities and guaranteeing port access to allied naval units regardless of means of propulsion or armament.'

Yours sincerely, (P. D. Durack, Q.C.) 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-