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33    Discussion of matter of public importance —Environment —Energy policy

The Acting Deputy President (Senator Leyonhjelm) informed the Senate that, at 8.30 am today, five senators had each submitted a letter in accordance with standing order 75. The proposal to be submitted to the Senate was determined by lot.

As a result, the Acting Deputy President informed the Senate that Senator Siewert had proposed that the following matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

The link between the Government’s collapse in public support and their hostility towards clean energy, their delusional pro-coal agenda, and their steadfast refusal to embrace progress.

The proposal was supported by four senators and the matter was discussed.