8.Matter of public importance – President to announce receipt of letter from Senator Moore proposing that the following matter be submitted to the Senate for discussion:
The impact of the Abbott Government’s GP tax and medicine price hike on pensioners, the poor and the chronically ill.
(Under standing order 75 the proposed discussion must be supported by at least four other senators rising in their places)
[Time limit: 60 minutes, or if no motions are moved
to take note of answers, 90 minutes]