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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—DIPLOMACY IN AUSTRALIA'S NEIGHBOURHOOD

The House was informed that Mr Beazley (Leader of the Opposition) had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, "The need for the Australian Government to pursue effective and competent diplomacy in Australia's neighbourhood".

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—

Mr Beazley addressed the House.

Discussion ensued.

Discussion concluded.