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 6 DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—NATIONAL SECURITY DOCUMENTS

The House was informed that Mr Rudd had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, "The Government's failure to protect national security documents at a time when it repeatedly states that Australia is under sustained national security threat".

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—

Mr Rudd addressed the House.

Discussion ensued.

Discussion concluded.