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 22 DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Australia's national security interests

The House was informed that Mr Crean (Leader of the Opposition) had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, "The incompetent handling and mismanagement of Australia's national security interests by the Government at a time of international crisis".

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—

Mr Crean addressed the House.

Discussion ensued.

Discussion concluded.