Senate debates

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Ministerial Arrangements

2:03 pm

Photo of Mathias CormannMathias Cormann (WA, Liberal Party, Vice-President of the Executive Council) Share this | | Hansard source

I inform the Senate that Senator Payne, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, will be absent from question time today due to overseas ministerial business. During Senator Payne's absence, I will represent the Minister for Defence, the Minister for Defence Industry, the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, the Minister for Defence Personnel and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC; Senator Birmingham will represent the Minister for Foreign Affairs; and Senator McKenzie will represent the Minister for Women and the Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations.