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 29 DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—WAR ON IRAQ

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 failure of the Government to properly consider the humanitarian costs and long-term consequences of the war on Iraq".

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—

Mr Crean addressed the House.

Discussion ensued.

Member ordered to withdraw

At 3.31 p.m. the Member for Werriwa (Mr Latham) was ordered, under standing order 304A, to withdraw from the House for one hour for continuing to interject after a warning had been given from the Chair, and he accordingly withdrew from the Chamber.

Discussion continued.

Discussion concluded.