LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL VACANCY
The Hon. PENNY SHARPE
(Parliamentary Secretary) [4.13 p.m.]: Madam President, in view of the holding of a joint sitting at 4.00 p.m. today in this Chamber to fill the vacancy in the Legislative Council caused by the resignation of the Hon. Ian Michael McDonald, I suggest that you do now leave the chair until after the joint sitting.
I shall now leave the chair. The business of the House will be suspended during the joint sitting. The House will resume at the conclusion of the joint sitting following the ringing of the bells.
[The President left the chair at 3.45 p.m. The House resumed at 4.20 p.m.
I report that a joint sitting of the two Houses was held this day at which Mr Luke Aquinas Foley was elected to fill the vacant seat in the Legislative Council caused by the resignation of the Hon. Ian Michael Macdonald. I table the minutes of proceedings of the joint sitting.
Ordered to be printed on motion by the Hon. Penny Sharpe.