Senate debates

Monday, 15 March 2010

Leave of Absence


4:41 pm

Photo of Stephen ParryStephen Parry (Tasmania, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Senator Scullion has attended the chamber today and does not require leave. There was confusion. He was required to give evidence in a court case for the Crown and he was no longer required. He has returned to Canberra, which is very good. The prosecutor’s office did notify the Clerk’s office and Senator Scullion’s office but unfortunately not our office. Everyone assumed that we knew. I do apologise for the inconvenience to the chamber but Senator Scullion no longer requires leave. Mr President, I therefore withdraw the motion moved today in relation to a leave of absence for Senator Scullion.