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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

The Deputy-President informed the Senate that Senator Durack had proposed that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, viz: ''The failure of the Government to respond to the widespread public concern about its legislation on the censorship of video material''.

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

Discussion ensued.

Document tabled: Senator Peter Rae, pursuant to Standing Order 364, moved-That the document quoted from by Senator Zakharov be laid upon the Table.

Question-put and passed.

Senator Zakharov thereupon laid upon the Table the following Paper: Censorship of Video Material-Legislation-Background notes.

Discussion continued.

And the discussion having reached the limit of 2 hours allowed by Standing Order 64

Pursuant to Sessional Order, consideration of Government Papers was called on.