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VACANCY IN THE REPRESENTATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The President announced the resignation, on 30 January 2009, of Senator Ellison and advised the Senate that, pursuant to section 21 of the Constitution, he had notified the Governor of Western Australia that there was a vacancy in the representation of that state.

Documents: The President tabled the following documents:

 Vacancy in the representation of Western Australia—Copies of letters from—

  Senator Ellison to the President, dated 30 January 2009.

  President of the Senate to the Governor of Western Australia (His Excellency Dr Ken Michael, AC), dated 30 January 2009.