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    36   ADDRESS IN REPLY TO THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL’S SPEECH

Ms O’Neill presented the Address in Reply to Her Excellency’s Speech, prepared by the committee appointed on 28 September 2010, which was read by the Clerk, as follows:

May it please Your Excellency:

We, the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, in Parliament assembled, express our loyalty to the Sovereign, and thank Your Excellency for the speech which you have been pleased to address to Parliament.

Ms O’Neill moved—That the Address be agreed to.

Mr Lyons seconded the motion.

Debate ensued.

It being 1.45 p.m., the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 43, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.