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Tuesday, 13 June 1989
Page: 3842


Senator BUTTON (Leader of the Government in the Senate) —by leave-I inform the Senate that the Minister for Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs, Senator Ray, left Australia on Saturday on official Government business overseas. He will be absent from Question Time for the remainder of this period of sittings. During his absence Senator Ray will be attending the Geneva International Conference on Indo-Chinese Refugees. Any questions in relation to Senator Ray's portfolio, or those he represents, should be directed to Senator Richardson. Senator Richardson will also be the Manager of Government Business in the Senate for the same period.