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JOINT SITTING--CHOICE OF SENATOR MARGARET ELIZABETH REID--STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT

The President informed the Senate that at a Joint Sitting of members of the Senate and of the House of Representatives held this day, pursuant to section 9 of the Senate (Representation of Territories) Act 1973, Margaret Elizabeth Reid had been chosen to hold the place in the Senate in the representation of the Australian Capital Territory rendered vacant by the death of Senator John William Knight.

The President further informed the Senate that, in accordance with sub-section 9 (6) of the Act, the name of the Senator chosen at the Joint Sitting had been certified to His Excellency the Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, in the absence of the Governor-General.

New Senator Sworn: Margaret Elizabeth Reid, Senator for the Australian Capital Territory, was then introduced and, pursuant to the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act, made and subscribed the Oath of Allegiance at the Table.