Thursday, 30 November 2017
I advise the Senate that Senator Birmingham will be absent from question time today. In Senator Birmingham's absence, Senator Payne will represent the Minister for Education and Training, and Senator Canavan will represent the Minister for the Environment and Energy.
I apologise; I was a little late to the chamber. Was there a reason given for the absences, because in the letter to me there wasn't? I just want to make sure the chamber has been advised.