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Thursday, 29 October 2009
Page: 7565


Senator FERGUSON (9:39 AM) —by leave—I want to briefly congratulate the Deputy Clerk of her appointment as Clerk. I also want to commend you on the process that you undertook. There have been five presidents since Harry Evans was appointed Clerk of the Senate, and you as a former deputy president and I do both know how closely we work with the Deputy Clerk. For a lot of your period of time as deputy and certainly all of my time I have been briefed every morning by Rosemary. She is very professional in the way she does her job and I do not think there is anybody in this place who would have any other views than that she is a most appropriate appointment. I congratulate Rosemary on becoming, on 5 December, the Clerk of the Senate. I also want to particularly commend you, Mr President, for the process that you undertook in this appointment.