Thursday, 5 March 2015
Senate Parliamentary Liaison Officer
Under indulgence, can I acknowledge that today is the last day in this building of the Senate PLO, Michelle Rak. We all acknowledge the important role that the Senate PLO plays in this place in what is an interesting professional environment for a public servant. Can I thank her on behalf of the government for her service to the Australian parliament, and acknowledge Susan Cattermole will be starting as her replacement.
On indulgence, I would like to add some comments on behalf of the Labor team to acknowledge Michelle Rak and thank her for her hard work and professionalism. She has always been extremely effective in making sure we knew what our job was. As Senator Fifield has said, it is an interesting place for a placement, and I am sure Mitchell found it extraordinarily interesting in her time here. I also take the opportunity to welcome Susan Cattermole into the job. I know that we will have the same working relationship with Ms Cattermole.