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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

The Deputy-President (Senator Hamer) informed the Senate that Senator Durack had proposed that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, viz: ''The handling by the Attorney-General of The Age tapes and their contents''.

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

Discussion ensued.

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