Wednesday, 11 November 2015
by leave—I inform the Senate that Senator Cormann will be absent from question time today and tomorrow on ministerial business overseas. In Senator Cormann's absence, I will represent the Finance, Treasury and Small Business portfolios, and I will also represent the Special Minister of State. I also advise the Senate that Senator Fifield will be absent from question time today on ministerial business. During Senator Fifield's absence, Senator Birmingham will represent the Communications and Arts portfolios. Senator Birmingham will also represent the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Government. Senator Payne will represent the Social Services portfolio.