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Thursday, 22 March 2012
Page: 4027


The SPEAKER (15:33): I have received letters from the honourable member for Chifley and the honourable member for North Sydney proposing that definite matters of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion today. As required by standing order 46, I have selected the matter which, in my opinion, is the most urgent and important; that is, that proposed by the honourable member for Chifley, namely:

The urgent need for responsible fiscal management in the upcoming budget to deliver real reforms for working people.

I call upon those members who approve of the proposed discussion to rise in their places.

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