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Thursday, 8 June 1989
Page: 3670

The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT (Senator Zakharov) —I inform the Senate that the President has received the following letter, dated 8 June, from Senator Peter Baume:

Dear Mr President,

Pursuant to Standing Order 64 I give notice that today I propose to move-

`That, in the opinion of the Senate, the following is a matter of urgency:

The urgent need for Government action to strengthen Australia's Defence capability by enhancing the capacity of the reserve forces.'

Yours sincerely

Peter Baume

Senator for New South Wales

Is the proposal supported?

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