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Tuesday, 8 July 2014
1The House met, at 10.50 am, pursuant to adjournment. Madam Speaker (the Honourable Bronwyn Bishop) took the Chair, made an acknowledgement of country and read Prayers.
2ADDRESS BY THE Prime Minister of Japan
The Speaker extended a welcome to the President of the Senate and Senators as guests.
The Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe, was announced.
The Speaker welcomed Prime Minister Abe.
Mr Abbott (Prime Minister) welcomed Prime Minister Abe.
Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition) supported the remarks of the Prime Minister.
The Speaker invited Prime Minister Abe to address the meeting.
Prime Minister Abe then addressed the meeting.
The Speaker, on behalf of the House, expressed thanks to Prime Minister Abe.
Prime Minister Abe then left the Chamber.
At 11.41 am, in accordance with the resolution agreed to on 24 June 2014, the Speaker adjourned the House until 10 am on Monday, 14 July 2014.