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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

The President informed the Senate that Senator Michael Baume had proposed that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, viz: ""The failure of the Government's steel and car plans to bring about the changes in industrial relations attitudes and practices necessary to ensure the health and long-term survival of Australian industry''.

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

The President called upon Senator Michael Baume to speak.

Discussion ensued.

Discussion concluded.