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12    Election of Deputy President and Chair of Committees

The Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann) reminded the Senate that the time had come for it to choose one of its members to be Deputy President and Chair of Committees.

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong) proposed Senator Lines to the Senate for its Deputy President and Chair of Committees and moved—That Senator Lines be appointed Deputy President and Chair of Committees.

Only one senator was proposed and Senator Lines was declared elected Deputy President and Chair of Committees.

Senator Lines thanked the Senate for the honour conferred upon her and was congratulated by the President and Senator Cormann.