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Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Page: 1476


The DEPUTY PRESIDENT (16:06): The President has received the following letter from Senator Gallagher.

Dear Mr President

Pursuant to standing order 75, I propose that the following matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

The Government's refusal to heed the lessons from the election and stand up for Medicare.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Is the proposal supported?

More than the number of senators required by the standing orders having risen in their places—

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Thank you. I understand that informal arrangements have been made to allocate specific times to each of the speakers in today’s debate. With the concurrence of the Senate, I shall ask the clerks to set the clock accordingly.