Election of Vice Chairman

Chairman

The next item on the agenda is the election of a Vice Chairman. I invite nominations for this position.

I propose Senator Joan Freeman. She is eminently qualified and has a long record working in child mental health. She has much experience and knowledge in, as well as strong commitment to, the area. It is also a priority for the committee.

I second Senator Joan Freeman's nomination.

Chairman

As there are no other nominations, I declare Senator Joan Freeman elected as Vice Chairman. I congratulate her and look forward to working with her, bringing the best we can to this committee.

The joint committee went into private session at 11.42 a.m. and adjourned at 12.10 p.m. until 9 a.m. on Wednesday, 19 October 2016.