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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—HEALTH—FUNDING CUTS

The Deputy President (Senator Parry) informed the Senate that, at 8.30 am today, Senator Birmingham, Senator Fierravanti-Wells, Senator Ronaldson, Senator Siewert and Senator Williams 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 Fierravanti-Wells had proposed that the following matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

 Labor's waste and mismanagement and the chaos caused in the health sector, especially through retrospective funding cuts.

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