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5       Vacancies in the representation of Western Australia and Queensland—Qualification of senators

The President informed the Senate that he had received correspondence from Senator Ludlam resigning his place as a senator for Western Australia, and from Senator Waters resigning her place as a senator for Queensland.

Documents : The President tabled the following documents:

Qualification of senators—Letters to the President of the Senate from—

Former Senator Ludlam, dated 14 July 2017.

Former Senator Waters, dated 18 July 2017.

The President advised that he had notified the Governors of Western Australia and Queensland of the vacancies caused by these resignations, and that matters connected to the vacancies would need to be put before the Senate.

Documents : The President tabled the following documents:

Qualification of senators—Copies of letters from the President of the Senate to—

Governor of Western Australia (Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson, AC), dated 17 July 2017.

Governor of Queensland (His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey, AC), dated 19 July 2017.