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Thursday, 15 November 2018
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Senator CORMANN (Western AustraliaMinister for Finance and the Public Service, Vice-President of the Executive Council and Leader of the Government in the Senate) (14:00): I inform the Senate that Senator Payne, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, will be absent from question time today. Senator Payne is on overseas ministerial business. And Senator Canavan will be absent from question time today due to ministerial business. During Senator Payne’s absence, I will take questions relating to the Foreign Affairs and Defence portfolios, representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Minister for Defence, the Minister for Defence Industry, the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, the Minister for Defence Personnel and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of Anzac. Senator Fifield will represent the Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations, and Senator Cash will represent the Minister for Women.

In Senator Canavan's absence, Senator Cash will represent the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, and the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. Senator McKenzie will represent the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources.