Senate debates

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Distinguished Visitors

2:19 pm

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Order! Before I proceed to the next question, I'd like to draw to the attention of honourable senators the presence in the President's gallery of a delegation made-up of officials from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal and the Philippines. On behalf of all senators, I welcome you to Australia and in particular to the Senate.

Honourable senators: Hear, hear!

May I also draw the attention of senators to the presence in the President's gallery of former senator and party leader Natasha Stott-Despoja, and note that today is in fact the 22nd anniversary of her first swearing in to this chamber. I welcome you back to the Senate on behalf of all senators.

Honourable senators: Hear, hear!