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The Deputy-President informed the Senate that Senator Ryan had proposed that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, viz: '' The disastrous effect of Fraser economic strategies on the local economy and employment opportunities in the Australian Capital Territory''.

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

The Deputy-President called upon Senator Ryan to speak.

Papers: Senator Ryan, by leave, laid upon the Table the following Papers: Graph showing value of Australian Capital Territory building and construction expenditure.

Graph showing Australian Capital Territory employment and population trends.

Discussion ensued.

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