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 16 DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—NATIONAL SECURITY

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 Howard Government's mismanagement of Australia's national security".

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—

Mr Latham addressed the House.

Discussion ensued.

Mr Downer addressing the House—