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27    Discussion of matter of public importance—Budget 2017-18

The Acting Deputy President (Senator Leyonhjelm) informed the Senate that, at 8.30 am today, 14 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 Dastyari had proposed that the following matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

The Turnbull Government’s unfair Budget, that delivers tax handouts for multinationals and millionaires while hurting every Australian family.

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

After 5 pm : Discussion was interrupted.