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Tuesday, 8 February 2005
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Senator ALLISON (Leader of the Australian Democrats) (12:31 PM) —by leave—I am pleased to inform the Senate that, after a nationwide ballot of members of the Australian Democrats, I have been elected as federal parliamentary leader and Senator Bartlett has been elected as deputy parliamentary leader. Senator Bartlett has also been elected as whip. Following this change of leadership, there is a list of revised portfolio responsibilities which I seek leave to incorporate in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The document read as follows—

Australian Democrat Senators

Portfolio allocation

(as at 13 December 2004)

*Indicates changes since last issued

Senator Lyn Allison [*Parliamentary Leader]

Energy & Resources

Health & Aging

*Prime Minister & Cabinet

Schools

*Treasury

Training

Transport

Senator Andrew Bartlett [*Deputy Parliamentary Leader & *Party Whip]

Animal Welfare

Children & Youth Affairs

Defence

*Environment

*Heritage

Immigration & Multicultural Affairs

Veterans’ Affairs

Senator John Cherry

Agriculture

Communications (incl. broadcasting &

telecomms)

Employment & Employment Services

Housing

Regional Development & Services

Superannuation

Senator Brian Greig

Attorney-General & Justice

Disability Services

Family & Community Services (incl social

security, childcare & child support)

Fisheries

Information Technology

Sexuality Issues

Senator Andrew Murray

Accountability

Customs

Electoral Matters & Public Administration

Public Service

Taxation, Finance, & Corporate Affairs

Workplace Relations

Senator Aden Ridgeway

Arts

Consumer Affairs

Forestry

Indigenous Affairs

Industry

Small Business

Sport

Tourism

Trade & Overseas Development

Senator Natasha Stott Despoja

Foreign Affairs

Higher Education

Privacy

Republic

Science & Biotechnology

Status of Women

Territories & Local Government