House debates

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Governor-General’S Speech


2:00 pm

Photo of Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese (Grayndler, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the House) Share this | | Hansard source

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.

Photo of Harry JenkinsHarry Jenkins (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

Order! When the House comes to order, I have some condolence motions to report from the Main Committee. Members should take their places and sit there quietly.