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Friday, 8 November 1985
Page: 1805

The Clerk-Honourable senators, the President and Deputy President are unavoidably absent at this time. In accordance with standing order 30 the Senate may proceed to elect a senator to act as President.

Motion (by Senator Grimes) agreed to:

That Senator Colston take the Chair of the Senate to act as President this day until such time as the Deputy President is available to take the chair.

The ACTING PRESIDENT (Senator Colston) thereupon took the chair, and read prayers.