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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

The President informed the Senate that the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Button) had proposed that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, viz:

""Recent evidence of the ineptitude of the Review of Commonwealth Functions and the confusion caused in the community by attempts to implement it''.

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

The President called upon Senator Button to speak.

Discussion ensued.

Ordered--That the business of the day be called on.