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Tuesday, 22 August 1972
Page: 217


The Clerk - I have to announce that the President and the Chairman of Committees are both unavoidably absent.

Motion (by Senator Drake-Brockman) proposed:

That Senator Wood do take the chair of the Senate to act as President for this day.


Senator Murphy - I second the motion and in doing so express the regret of the Opposition at the fact that both the President and the Chairman of Committees are indisposed.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Senator WOODthereupon took the chair.

The ACTING PRESIDENT (Senator Wood) - It is with regret that I, too, mention the absence of the President and the Chairman of Committees through illness. We hope that they will soon be with us again in renewed good health. At the same time I take the opportunity of thanking honourable senators for the confidence they have reposed in me by appointing me to act as President.

The ACTING PRESIDENT read prayers.







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