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Tuesday, 2 October 1984
Page: 1003

The Clerk-I inform the Senate that the President is absent overseas on parliamentary business. In accordance with standing order 29 the Deputy President will take the chair.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT (Senator Hamer) thereupon took the chair, and read prayers .

Motion (by Senator Grimes)-by leave-agreed to:

That, during the absence of the President, the Deputy President shall, on each sitting day, take the chair of the Senate and may, during such absence, perform the duties and exercise the authority of the President in relation to all proceedings of the Senate and to proceedings of standing and joint statutory committees to which the President is appointed.