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Wednesday, 18 March 1987
Page: 888


The PRESIDENT —I inform the Senate that I have received the following letter, dated 18 March, from Senator Parer:

Dear Mr President

Pursuant to Standing Order No. 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 for the Government to take immediate action to ensure that Australians have genuine freedom of choice, without coercion, to join, not to join or to resign from a trade union.

Yours sincerely

Warwick R. Parer

Senator for the State of Queensland

Is the proposal supported?

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