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Monday, 13 February 2017
Page: 674


The DEPUTY PRESIDENT (16:26): I inform the senate that at 8.30 am today Senators Gallagher, Roberts and Siewert each submitted a letter to the President in accordance with standing order 75 proposing matters of public importance. The question of which proposal would be submitted to the Senate was determined by lot. As a result, I inform the Senate that the following letter has been received from Senator Gallagher:

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

Prime Minister Turnbull's failure to uphold former Prime Minister Howard's position that One Nation "should be placed last on every Liberal Party how-to-vote card around Australia".

Is the proposal supported?

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

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: 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.