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Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Page: 8433


The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT ( Senator Fawcett ) (16:21): A letter has been received from Senator Fifield:

Pursuant to standing order 75, I propose that the following matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

The systemic Government waste and incompetence exposed at Senate Estimates, including the manifest failure of signature Rudd/Gillard election initiatives.

Is the proposal supported?

More than the number of senators required by the standing orders having risen in their places—