Wednesday, 23 February 2011
I inform the House that next Wednesday, 2 March, you, Mr Speaker, will be leading the mover and the seconder of the address-in-reply to the Governor-General’s residence, along with other office bearers.
I have had a discussion with the Manager of Opposition Business and with the clerks. I can inform the House that it is the intention of the House to adjourn at 5 pm next Wednesday and travel to the Governor-General. You, Mr Speaker, will report back to the House at 9 am on Thursday morning. It would normally be at 7 pm but, given that it is just the adjournment remaining, it is my view and the view of the honourable member for Sturt, the Manager of Opposition Business, that this would be an appropriate way to proceed. So I inform members so they can make suitable arrangements for next Wednesday.
And any presents for my birthday next Wednesday from the Manager of Opposition Business would be welcome.