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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 failure of the Attorney-General to respect the role of the Parliament and to respond properly to the issues raised by The Age tapes''.

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

Discussion ensued.

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