From July 30, Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann will be acting Special Minister of State until my return.
From July 1, parliamentarians’ expenses will be overseen by the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority.
The current and former parliamentarians’ six-monthly expenditure reports have today been published on the Department of Finance website.
Mr Stephen Kennedy has been appointed the Australian Electoral Officer for Victoria.
Senator Ryan announced he had agreed to waive debts to the Commonwealth owed by Mr Bob Day AO.
Today the High Court, sitting as the Court of Disputed Returns, unanimously held that former Senator Bob Day was not validly elected to the Senate in July last year.