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Wednesday, 16 March 2005
Page: 68


The PRESIDENT —Order! I draw the attention of honourable senators to the presence in the chamber of a parliamentary delegation from Finland led by the Speaker of the Parliament, Mr Paavo Lipponen. On behalf of all senators, I wish to warmly welcome you to Australia and, in particular, to the Senate. With the concurrence of honourable senators, I propose to invite Mr Lipponen to take a seat on the floor of the Senate.

Honourable senators—Hear, hear!

Mr Lipponen was seated accordingly.