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APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY SPEAKER AND SECOND DEPUTY SPEAKER

Mr Neville moved—That Mr Causley be appointed Deputy Speaker of this House, which motion was seconded by Mr Baird.

Mr Crean (Leader of the Opposition) moved—That Mr Jenkins be appointed Deputy Speaker of this House, which motion was seconded by Ms Hall.

There being no further proposal—

Debate ensued.

The House proceeded to ballot; and the ballot being concluded, the Speaker reported the result, as follows:

  Mr Causley 81 votes

Mr Jenkins 66 votes

Mr Causley was thereupon declared appointed as Deputy Speaker and Mr Jenkinswas declared appointed as Second Deputy Speaker.

Mr Howard (Prime Minister), Mr Crean (Leader of the Opposition), Mr Anderson (Leader of the National Party of Australia) congratulated Mr Causley and Mr Jenkins, who made their acknowledgments to the House.