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29    Discussion of Matter of Public Importance—Transport—Urban Freeway Projects

The President informed the Senate that, at 8.30 am today, Senator Siewert and Senator Leyonhjelm had each submitted a letter in accordance with standing order 75 proposing a matter of public importance for discussion. The question of which proposal would be submitted to the Senate was determined by lot.

As a result, the President informed the Senate that Senator Siewert had proposed that the following matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

The chaos, lack of transparency and waste surrounding the Abbott-Turnbull Government’s outdated urban freeway projects, including the Perth Freight Link, East West Link and WestConnex.

The proposal was supported by four senators and the matter was discussed.