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31    Discussion of Matter of Public Importance—Environment—Climate Change

The President informed the Senate that, at 8.30 am today, Senators Moore and Siewert had 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 President informed the Senate that Senator Moore had proposed that the following matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

Prime Minister Turnbull’s failure to take action consistent with his words on climate change.

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