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Transcript 11564

NEW PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY

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Howard, John

Period of Service: 11/03/1996 to 03/12/2007

More information about Howard, John on The National Archive website.

Release Date: 14/02/2000

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 11564

I propose recommending to His Excellency the Governor-General that he

appoints Mr Mal Brough, MP, the Member for Longman, as Parliamentary Secretary

to the Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business.

Mr Brough will have particular responsibility for small business issues.

After a military career, Mr Brough was elected to the House of Representatives

in March 1996 as the first member for the newly-created Queensland seat

of Longman.

I am sure he will bring great energy to this new responsibility.

The duties of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs,

previously discharged by The Hon. Kathy Sullivan, MP, will now be undertaken

by Senator the Hon. Kay Patterson, currently Parliamentary Secretary to

the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs. She will also

retain that position.

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