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Monday, 17 September 2012
Page: 7050


Senator PARRY (TasmaniaDeputy President of the Senate and Chairman of Committees) (15:46): 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 crisis in the aged care sector and the impact of the Government's recent funding changes

Is the proposal supported?

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

Senator PARRY: I understand that informal arrangements have been made to allocate specific times to each of the speakers in today’s debate. With the concurrence of the Senate, I shall ask the clerks to set the clock accordingly.