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Monday, 14 September 1987
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Senator BUTTON (Leader of the Government in the Senate) —I wish to inform honourable senators that His Excellency the Governor-General will be pleased to receive Mr President and such honourable senators as may desire to accompany him in the Library at 2.25 p.m. this day.


The PRESIDENT —Honourable senators, prior to my presentation to His Excellency the Governor-General this afternoon the bells will be rung at 2.22 p.m. for three minutes so that honourable senators may attend in the chamber and accompany me to the Library.

Sitting suspended from 12.05 to 2.25 p.m.


The PRESIDENT —I invite honourable senators to accompany me to the Library where I shall present myself to His Excellency the Governor-General as the choice of the Senate to be its President.

The members of the Senate proceeded to the Library, and being reassembled-


The PRESIDENT —I have to report that, accompanied by honourable senators, I presented myself to His Excellency the Governor-General as the choice of the Senate, and His Excellency was pleased to congratulate me upon my election.