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Monday, 15 September 2008
Page: 16


Senator CHRIS EVANS (Leader of the Government in the Senate) (2:00 PM) —by leave—I inform the Senate that Senator Wong will be the Minister representing the Attorney-General and the Minister representing the Minister for Home Affairs; Senator Ludwig will be the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and the Minister representing the Minister for Social Inclusion; Senator Carr will be the Minister representing the Minister for Trade; and, in a delicious irony, I will be the Minister representing the Minister for Youth.

I also wish to advise the Senate that Senator Penny Wong, the Minister for Climate Change and Water, will be absent from question time between 15 September and 18 September due to her attendance at the fourth informal ministerial dialogue on climate change in Argentina. Senator Wong’s ministerial representation responsibilities will be undertaken by other ministers. Senator Faulkner will take questions relating to the Climate Change and Water portfolio and the Environment, Heritage and the Arts portfolio. Senator Ludwig will continue for another week to take questions relating to the Attorney-General’s portfolio, the Home Affairs portfolio and the Status of Women portfolio. I will table the full list of representational changes.