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The President informed the Senate that he had received a letter from Senator Messner advising that this day he intended to move-That in the opinion of the Senate the following is a matter of urgency: ""The need for more positive action by the Government to protect the living standards of Australians''.

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

Senator Messner thereupon moved the motion.

Debate ensued.

Question-put and passed.