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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

The President informed the Senate that Senator Collard had proposed that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, viz: ''The failure of the Government to ensure Commonwealth services are available to the people of Queensland and to end the blockade of that State by the ACTU''.

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

The President called upon Senator Collard to speak.

Discussion ensued.

Discussion concluded.