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Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Page: 1471


The PRESIDENT (12:30 PM) —I inform the Senate that Senator Robert Ray resigned his place as a senator for the state of Victoria on 5 May 2008. Pursuant to the provisions of section 21 of the Constitution, the Governor of Victoria was notified of the vacancy in the representation of that state caused by the resignation. I table the letter of resignation and a copy of the letter to the Governor of Victoria.

I have received, through His Excellency the Governor-General, from the Governor of Victoria, a copy of the certificate of the choice by the houses of parliament of Victoria of Jacinta Mary Ann Collins to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Robert Ray. I table the document.