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2       Attendance of the Governor-General

The presence of the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC (Retd), was announced by the Usher of the Black Rod.

His Excellency took the chair and informed the Senate that, following the resignation of Senator the Honourable Stephen Parry from the office of President of the Senate and as senator for the state of Tasmania, he was present to swear in new senators declared elected by the High Court of Australia on 10 November 2017.