Thursday, 5 March 2015
by leave—I make a belated statement about ministerial arrangements. I thank the Senate, and I also thank Senator Wong for reminding me, that Senator Cash, the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, will be absent from question time today. I apologise for not informing the Senate about that previously. It was my oversight and I take responsibility for that. I would invite all senators that may have had questions to Senator Cash in her portfolio or representative portfolios to direct them to me, but I confess that I might have to take some of them on notice.