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Monday, 30 August 1993
Page: 495


The PRESIDENT —I inform the Senate that I have received the following letter, dated 30 August 1993, from Senator Short:

Dear Mr President,

URGENCY MOTION

Pursuant to Standing Order 75, I give notice that today I propose to move:

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

The irreparable damage caused to all Australians, and to the integrity of our democratic parliamentary process, by the Keating Government's deceitful litany of broken promises and its 1993 Budget of betrayal.

Yours sincerely

JIM SHORT

Is the proposal supported?

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