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Thursday, 30 August 2001
Page: 30680


Mr SPEAKER —I have received a letter from the Leader of the Opposition proposing that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely:

The failure of the Government to put in place a comprehensive solution to the situation of the people on board the MV Tampa.

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—