Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 1 Hansard (18 February) . . Page.. 56 ..
MR STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Community Affairs and Minister for the Environment) (10.40): Mr Speaker, I propose that Gary Humphries be chosen to fill the casual vacancy for a senator for the Australian Capital Territory. I present the following papers:
Casual vacancy in the Senate -
A statutory declaration made by Gary John Joseph Humphries stating that he is eligible to be chosen as a senator and that he 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, dated 17 February 2003.
Letter from the Leader of the Opposition advising the Chief Minister of the pre-selection on 23 December 2002 of Mr Gary Humphries by the Liberal Party of Australia (ACT Division) to fill the casual vacancy in the Senate caused by the resignation of Senator Margaret Reid, dated 15 February 2003
That Gary Humphries, a person who is eligible to be a senator and is of the same party of the Honourable Margaret Reid 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.
Motion (by Mr Wood ) agreed to:
Mr Stefaniak be discharged from attending the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure as a representative of the Liberal Party and in his place Mrs Dunne be appointed as a member of the Committee; and
Ms Tucker be discharged from attending the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure; and
Mr Smyth (Leader of the Opposition) be discharged from attending the Standing Committee on Health as a representative of the Liberal Party and in his place Mrs Burke be appointed as a member of the Committee.