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Tuesday, 19 June 2001
Page: 27876


Mr SPEAKER —I have received letters from the honourable member for Perth and the honourable member for Sturt proposing that definite matters of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion today. As required by standing order 107, I have selected the matter which in my opinion is the most urgent and important—that is, that proposed by the honourable member for Sturt, namely—


Mr Melham —There has been a reconciliation between Howard and Pyne.


Mr SPEAKER —I warn the member for Banks—the chair is on his feet. The member has been here long enough to know better than that. The proposed matter reads:

The need to restore the Australian people's faith in the integrity of the electoral roll including the introduction of identification on enrolling to vote.

I therefore 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—