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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

The President informed the Senate that Senator Hamer had proposed that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, viz: ''The urgent need for the Government to come to a decision on the long-term future of uranium mining in Australia, and the importance of that decision to the economic development of this country''.

And at least 4 Senators having risen in support of the proposed discussion- The President called upon Senator Hamer to speak.

Discussion ensued.

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