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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

The President informed the Senate that Senator Lewis had proposed that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, viz: ""The failure of the Government to exercise proper control over the allocation of funds to the Community Housing Expansion Program and adequately safeguard the Commonwealth interests in properties purchased''.

And at least 4 Senators having risen in support of the proposed discussion-

The Deputy-President (Senator Hamer) called upon Senator Lewis to speak.

Discussion ensued.

Discussion concluded.