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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

The Deputy-President informed the Senate that Senator Tate had proposed that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, viz: ""The failure of the Government to adequately monitor and regulate the penetration of the Australian economy by foreign investors.''.

And at least four Senators having risen in support of the proposed discussion--

The Deputy-President called upon Senator Tate to speak.

Discussion ensued.

Senator Scott moved--That the business of the day be called on.

Question--put and passed.