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Tuesday, 17 February 1987
Page: 75

Senator BUTTON (Leader of the Government in the Senate) —Earlier today I announced the ministerial representation insofar as the Senate was concerned. In doing so, I did not have the opportunity to announce that Senator Gareth Evans has been elected as Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate and Manager of Government Business in the Senate.

Senator Durack —We expected that.

Senator BUTTON —I am glad; it was abnormally astute of you. In doing so I make the point that Senator Evans will continue with his former representational role in respect of Attorney-General, Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, which he takes from Senator Grimes, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence.