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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

The House was informed that Mr Smith had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, "The failure of the Howard-Anderson Government to protect the interests of people living in regional, rural and remote Australia in respect of their telecommunications services".

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—

Mr Smith addressed the House.

Discussion ensued.

Discussion concluded.