Senate debates

Thursday, 8 October 2020


Tobacco Harm Reduction Select Committee; Membership

11:51 am

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I have received two letters from minor party senators nominating to be members of the Select Committee on Tobacco Harm Reduction. There being two nominations, in accordance with the standing orders, a ballot will be held. Before the Senate proceeds to ballot, the bells will be rung for four minutes.

The bells having been rung—

Order! The Senate will now proceed to a ballot. Ballot papers will be distributed to all honourable senators, who are requested to write upon the paper the name of the candidate for whom they wish to vote. The attendants will now distribute ballot papers to honourable senators. The candidates are Senator Griff and Senator Roberts. I invite Senator Griff and Senator Roberts to act as scrutineers.

A ballot having been taken—

With the leave of the Senate, I will ask that the ballot be counted in one of the lobbies to allow us to proceed to other business.