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 13 DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—LEVEL OF POVERTY

The House was informed that Mr Latham (Leader of the Opposition) had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, "The urgent need to address the unacceptably high level of poverty in Australia".

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—

Mr Latham addressed the House.

Discussion ensued.

Discussion concluded.