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Monday, 23 February 1987
Page: 424

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

The failure of the Labor Government to take the necessary action to stop the decline in living standards of Australian families.

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-