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Wednesday, 3 October 1984
Page: 1480


Mr SPEAKER —I have received a letter from the honourable member for Barker (Mr Porter) proposing that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely:

The failure of the Government to clearly state whether it will impose on the States overriding national uniform land rights legislation in accordance with its platform and the five non-negotiable principles laid down by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.

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-