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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—MVTAMPA

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 failure of the Government to put in place a comprehensive solution to the situation of the people on board the MV Tampa".

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—

Mr Beazley addressed the House.

Discussion ensued.

Discussion concluded.