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Monday, 22 June 2009
Page: 6704


Mr RUDD (Prime Minister) (3:18 PM) —I inform the House that the Minister for Education, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister for Social Inclusion will be absent from question time today as she is leading a parliamentary delegation to the United States and Israel. The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government will answer questions in relation to education and social inclusion and the Attorney-General will answer questions in relation to employment and workplace relations on her behalf. I also inform the House that the Minister for Trade will be absent from question time today as he is attending the Australia-EU Trade Policy Dialogue in Brussels and the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris. The Minister for Resources and Energy and Minister for Tourism will answer questions on his behalf. The Minister for Foreign Affairs will be absent from question time today. The Minister for Resources and Energy and Minister for Tourism will answer questions on his behalf. The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry will act as Deputy Leader of the House. The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts will be absent from question time today as he is attending the International Whaling Commission meeting in Madeira, in Portugal. The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry will answer questions on his behalf.