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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

The Deputy-President (Senator Hamer) informed the Senate that Senator Walters had proposed that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, viz: ""The economic, social and constitutional implications of proposals by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Environment concerning the renewal of the Tasmanian woodchip export licences''.

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

The Deputy-President called upon Senator Walters to speak.

Discussion ensued.

Senator Sanders addressing the Chair

And it being 4.15 p.m.-