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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

The President informed the Senate that the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney) had proposed that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, viz: ''The lack of any reliable basis for the Government's restrictive policy on the development of Australia's uranium resources''.

And at least 4 Senators having risen in support of the proposed discussion-

The President called upon Senator Chaney to speak.

Discussion ensued.

Papers: Senator Chaney, by leave, laid upon the Table the following Papers: Uranium Supply and Demand- World uranium supply and demand analysis through the year 2000, dated 30 September 1983.

Paper by Michael Townsend, Uranium Institute, London, dated August 1983.

Discussion concluded.