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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

The Deputy-President informed the Senate that Senator Martin had proposed that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, viz: ''The deception being perpetrated on Australians by the Hawke Government's introduction of Socialism by stealth''.

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

Discussion ensued. And the discussion having reached the limit of 1 hour allowed by the Sessional Order, the business of the day was called on.