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Monday, 15 September 2003
Page: 20002


Mr HOWARD (Prime Minister) (2:00 PM) —I inform the House that the Treasurer will be absent from question time today and for the remainder of the week. He is travelling to Dubai to attend the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings. Prior to his meetings in Dubai, the Treasurer is holding discussions in Israel and with the Palestinian authorities. I will answer questions on his behalf. The Minister for Foreign Affairs will be absent from question time today. He is travelling to Perth to represent the government at the state funeral of the late Hon. Don Willesee. I will also answer questions on the foreign minister's behalf. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Affairs will answer questions on behalf of the Minister for Trade, who, as advised last week, is in Mexico for World Trade Organisation talks. The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs will be absent from question time today due to family illness. The Minister for Employment Services will answer questions on his behalf.