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Wednesday, 18 February 1987
Page: 172


The PRESIDENT —I inform the Senate that I have received the following letter, dated 18 February, 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 urgent need for a Mini Budget to reverse the disastrous Hawke government policies that have produced high interest rates, huge increases in the price of essential items such as the family car, the highest tax burden in Australia's peace time history and a crippling foreign debt.'

Yours sincerely,

(Fred Chaney)

Senator for the State of

Western Australia

Is the proposal supported?

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