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Media Release
Senator the Hon Robert Hill
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Minister for the Environment

Government Whip in the Senate


11 February 1997
(13/97)

The Leader of the Government in the Senate, Senator Robert Hill, has congratulated Senator Paul Calvert on his appointment as Government Whip in the Senate.

Senator Calvert was elected to the position at a Senate Party Room meeting last night.

Senator Hill says Senator Calvert's elevation to the position of Government Whip is a tribute to his ability and a fitting recognition of his hard work in the position of Deputy Whip.

Senator Hill has also congratulated Senator Bill Heffernan on his election to the position of Deputy Whip.

Senator Hill says Senator Calvert and Senator Heffernan will play an important role in managing the Senate program as the Government continues its efforts to stimulate small business, create employment and provide support for Australian families.

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