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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

The President informed the Senate that Senator Tate had proposed that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, viz: ''The failure of the Government to devise a national policy in order to provide adequate housing at a manageable cost for all Australians''.

And at least four Senators having risen in support of the proposed discussion- The President called upon Senator Tate to speak.

Discussion ensued.

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