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ELECTION OF PRESIDENT

The Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Evans), addressing the Clerk, reminded the Senate that the time had come for the Senate to choose one of its members to be President.

Senator Evans proposed Senator Hogg to the Senate for its President and moved—That Senator Hogg take the chair of the Senate as President.


The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) proposed Senator Ludlam to the Senate for its President and moved—That Senator Ludlam take the chair of the Senate as President.

Senators Hogg, Ludlam and Bob Brown addressed the Senate.

The Senate proceeded to a ballot.

The Clerk reported the result as follows:

 Senator Hogg: 62

 Senator Ludlam: 9

and declared Senator Hogg elected as President.

The President thanked the Senate for the honour conferred upon him and took the chair. He was congratulated by Senator Evans, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz), Senator Bob Brown, the Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce) and Senator Xenophon.

Senator Evans informed the Senate that Her Excellency the Governor-General would receive the President and senators in the Members' Hall immediately.

Suspension of sitting: At 10.45 am the sitting of the Senate was suspended till the ringing of the bells.

The sitting of the Senate resumed.