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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

The Deputy-President (Senator Hamer) informed the Senate that Senator Peter Rae had proposed that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, viz: ''The failure of the Minister for Industry and Commerce to take any appropriate steps to overcome those problems of industry which are causing loss of both jobs and investment''.

And at least 4 Senators having risen in support of the proposed discussion- The Deputy-President called upon Senator Peter Rae to speak.

Discussion ensued.

Discussion concluded.

Consideration of Committee Reports called on pursuant to Sessional Order.