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Friday, 23 August 1985
Page: 298


The PRESIDENT —I have received a letter from Senator Lewis proposing that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, namely:

The failure of the Government to exercise proper control over the allocation of funds to the Community Housing Expansion Program and adequately safeguard the Commonwealth interests in properties purchased.

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

More than the number of senators required by the Standing Orders having risen in their places-