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Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Page: 6798

Senator ABETZ (TasmaniaLeader of the Government in the Senate, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service and Minister for Employment) (13:58): by leave—Mr President, I advise the Senate that yesterday the parliamentary Liberal Party met and elected the member for Wentworth as leader. As a consequence, earlier today His Excellency the Governor-General received the resignation of the Hon. Tony Abbott as Prime Minister. The Governor-General then commissioned the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister. There will be further announcements about ministerial arrangements in due course. Until that time, the current ministerial arrangements and representative arrangements continue. I thank the Senate.