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Monday, 20 September 1999
Page: 8362


Senator ALSTON (Communications, Information Technology and the Arts) (2:00 PM) —by leave—I inform the Senate that Senator Robert Hill, the Minister for Environment and Heritage and the Minister representing the Prime Minister, the Minister for Trade, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Forestry and Conservation, will be absent from the Senate today, tomorrow and Wednesday. Senator Hill is in Warsaw attending the preparatory meeting of the Fifth Council of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change which will be held in November. During Senator Hill's absence, I shall be the Minister representing the Prime Minister, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Trade. Senator Minchin will represent the Acting Minister for Environment and Heritage and the Minister for Forestry and Conservation.