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Wednesday, 14 May 1980
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Senator MULVIHILL (New South Wales) -by leave- I cannot remain silent, as much as I know Senator Rae's objective. I believe that the failure of the Government to bring forward my request of last August for the appointment of a Senate standing committee to inquire into immigration is an negation of democracy and a travesty of the business of the Senate. I say that deliberately now hoping that before Friday week the Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Carrick) will do the right thing and cut through parliamentary procedure to allow a Senate committee during the parliamentary recess to study various facets of immigration.

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