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Monday, 9 November 2015
Page: 7937


Senator BRANDIS (QueenslandAttorney-General, Vice-President of the Executive Council and Leader of the Government in the Senate) (14:00): by leave—I advise the Senate that Senator Nash, the Minister for Rural Health, will be absent from question time today due to illness. During Senator Nash's absence, Senator Scullion will take questions relating to the rural, health, aged care and sport portfolios. I further advise the Senate that Senator Colbeck, the Minister for Tourism and International Education and the Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment, will be absent from question time today and tomorrow on ministerial business. During Senator Colbeck's absence Senator Birmingham will represent the international education portfolio, Senator Sinodinos will represent the tourism portfolio as well as the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Minister for Territories, Local Government and Major Projects, and the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources.