Senate Daily Summary - 2 to 4 July 2019

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The Senate Daily Summary contains information on significant events and decisions made by the Senate each sitting day.

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This section is updated daily with the latest information on events and decisions made by the Senate throughout the sitting week.

Opening of the 46th Parliament

The Deputy of the Governor-General opened the 46th Parliament in the Senate. Following a suspension of sitting, the Governor-General addressed the members of both Houses assembled in the Senate. Watch on ParlView

As a result of the general election on 18 May 2019, territory senators, and state senators whose terms commenced on 1 July were sworn in. Watch on ParlView

Senator Scott Ryan was elected as President of the Senate, and Senator Sue Lines as Deputy President and Chair of Committees.

The Leader of the Government in the Senate advised the Senate of the Morrison Ministry and party appointments in the Senate.

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and the Leaders of the Australian Greens, the Nationals, Pauline Hanson's One Nation, and Centre Alliance advised the Senate of various party appointments.

The Senate agreed to meet again at 9.30 am on Wednesday, 3 July 2019.

Messages from the 45th Parliament

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