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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—ADMINISTRATION—GILLARD GOVERNMENT

The Deputy President (Senator Parry) informed the Senate that, at 8.30 am today, Senator Bushby and Senator Siewert each submitted a letter in accordance with standing order 75 proposing a matter of public importance for discussion. The question of which proposal would be submitted to the Senate was determined by lot.

As a result, the Deputy President (Senator Parry) informed the Senate that Senator Bushby had proposed that the following matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

 Prime Minister Julia Gillard's failure to lead the country with integrity and failure to act in the national interest.

The proposal was supported by 4 senators and the matter was discussed.