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Friday, 30 October 1964

The Clerk - 1 have to announce that the President, Senator the Hoa. Sir Alister McMullin, will be absent from the sitting of the Senate this day. In accordance with Standing Order No. 29 the Chairman of Committees, Senator McKellar, will lake the chair as Deputy President.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT (Senator Mckellar) took the chair, and read prayers.

Motion (by Senator Paltridge) agreed to -

That during the absence of the President, the Chairman of Committees shall on each sitting day take the Chair of the Senate as Deputy President and may during such absence perform the duties and exercise the authority of President in relation to all proceedings of the Senate and to all proceedings of Standing and Joint Statutory Committees to which the President is appointed.

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