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Tuesday, 12 February 2002
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Mr McARTHUR (11:16 AM) —Mr Clerk, I would like to propose the honourable member for Wakefield as Speaker of the House of Representatives. I move:

That the honourable member for Wakefield do take the chair of this House as Speaker.

The Clerk —Is the motion seconded?

Mr Forrest —Mr Clerk, I have the great honour and privilege to second that motion.

The Clerk —Does the honourable member for Wakefield accept the nomination?

Mr Andrew —Mr Clerk, I do.

The Clerk —Is there any further proposal? There being no further proposal, the time for proposals has expired. I declare that the honourable member proposed, the member for Wakefield, has been elected as Speaker.

Honourable members—Hear, hear!

The SPEAKER (Hon. Neil Andrew)—I wish to express my gratitude and thanks to the House for the high honour that has been conferred upon me.

The Speaker having seated himself in the chair—