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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 4 Hansard (25 March) . . Page.. 1071..


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

MADAM SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne) took the chair at 10 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Senator for the Australian Capital Territory—casual vacancy

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MR BARR (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Urban Renewal and Minister for Tourism and Events) (10.01): In accordance with the provisions of section 44 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, I advise the Assembly that I have received a notification from the President of the Senate that the place of the Hon Kate Lundy, a senator for the Australian Capital Territory, has become vacant before the expiration of her term of service. I present the following paper:

Notification of a vacancy in the Senate—Letter from the President of the Senate to the Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory, dated 24 March 2015.

I move:

That consideration of the choice of a person to hold the vacant place of a senator for the Australian Capital Territory shall proceed forthwith.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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MR BARR (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Urban Renewal and Minister for Tourism and Events) (10.01): I propose that Katy Gallagher be chosen to fill the casual vacancy for a senator for the Australian Capital Territory. I present the following paper:

Casual vacancy in the Senate—Statutory declaration made by Katherine Ruth Gallagher, dated 24 March 2015—Stating that she is eligible to be chosen as a senator and that she is a member of the same party of the senator whose place has become vacant as required by section 44(3) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.

I move:

That Katy Gallagher, a person who is eligible to be a senator and is of the same party of the Hon Kate Lundy whose place has become vacant, be chosen to fill the casual vacancy for senator for the Australian Capital Territory until the expiration of the term of the outgoing senator.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


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