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19    Discussion of Matter of Public Importance—Senate—Electoral Law Changes

The Deputy President (Senator Marshall) informed the Senate that, at 8.30 am today, two senators each submitted letters in accordance with standing order 75, Senator Day proposing a matter of public importance for discussion and Senator Moore proposing a matter of urgency for debate. The question of which proposal would be submitted to the Senate was determined by lot.

As a result, Senator Marshall informed the Senate that Senator Day had proposed that the following matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

The contradictions between Liberal, National, Greens Party and Senator Xenophon’s policies and voting records, and their co-operation on radical electoral changes.

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