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Monday, 19 September 1994
Page: 890


Senator IAN MACDONALD —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes the extraordinary attack in recent days on the Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Kernot) by the former Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Coulter) and senior Australian Democrat Senator Spindler regarding the Australian Democrats' poor standing in the opinion polls; and

  (b)calls on the Australian Democrats:

    (i)to reassess their recent practice of supporting the Labor Party in all major budget and other decisions, and

    (ii)to exercise the role originally set for the party by its respected founder, that is, to keep the government of the day honest.