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Personal Explanations – House of Representatives

Members of Parliament may rise in the chamber and claim to be misrepresented.

Members who claim to be misrepresented are permitted to give a brief personal explanation.

This is the text and audio of personal explanations from three members of the House of Representatives on November 29, 2004.

The three members were: Ian Causley, the National Party member for Page; Anthony Albanese, the ALP member for Grayndler; and Tony Windsor, the independent member for New England. All three members were from New South Wales. [Read more…]


Anderson And Vaile Elected National Party Leaders

John Anderson8.40am – John Anderson has been elected leader of the National Party at a party room meeting held in Canberra.

His deputy will be Mark Vaile.

Anderson defeated Ian Causley, member for Page, in a two-way ballot. Causley is a former NSW State Minister.

Anderson is the member for Gwydir in New South Wales. He was first elected to the Federal Parliament in 1989 to replace National Party stalwart, Ralph Hunt.

Mark Vaile has been the member for the New South Wales electorate of Lyne since 1993.