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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

The President informed the Senate that Senator Walsh had proposed that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, viz: ''The Fraser Government's continuing failure to fulfil its economic promises to reduce inflation, reduce unemployment, reduce interest rates, reduce taxation, increase real incomes and economic growth''.

And at least four Senators having risen in support of the proposed discussion-

The President called upon Senator Walsh to speak.

Discussion ensued.

Ordered-That the business of the day be called on.