Senate debates

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Ministerial Arrangements

2:00 pm

Photo of Simon BirminghamSimon Birmingham (SA, Liberal Party, Minister for Education and Training) Share this | Hansard source

by leave—I advise the Senate that Senator Canavan will be absent from question time today due to overseas ministerial business. In Senator Canavan's absence, Senator Scullion will represent the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, and Senator Scullion will also represent the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources. I advise senators that, in addition to my portfolio and representational responsibilities, I will be answering questions in relation to Prime Minister, Treasurer, Finance, Revenue and Financial Services and Special Minister of State.

In addition to her existing responsibilities, Senator Payne will answer questions in relation to the portfolios of Women, Home Affairs, Immigration and Border Protection, Social Services, Attorney-General, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, Law Enforcement and Cyber Security, International Development and the Pacific and Human Services. In addition to their existing portfolio responsibilities, Senator Scullion will answer questions in relation to Jobs and Innovation and Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation, and Senator McKenzie will take questions in relation to Communications and the Arts. I table a letter regarding government leadership arrangements.


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