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Friday, 11 October 1985
Page: 1097


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

The implications for the principle of ministerial responsibility arising out of the Prime Minister's handling of the $500,000 payment to the former Chief Executive of the Australian Bicentennial Authority.

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-